In March of 2004, Julian Rodescu earned rave reviews for his debut performances at London’s Covent Garden. He got similar raves for Fafner in Wagner’s Ring Cycle in Dresden and Bilbao. The Dresden Ring Cycle, conducted by Semyon Bychkov and directed by Willy Decker, was completed in 2004. His debuts in Madrid (in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtensk), Naples, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv brought more praise. Mr. Rodescu has recorded for EMI, RCA, Erato and Albany Records. Rest in Peace, dear Julian.