In Memory

Sherry Zannoth

Sherry Zannoth

Thanks to Richard for sending this information.


We both studied with Helen Hodam while at Oberlin.  I was blessed to hear Sherry as the alto soloist in a performance of Handel's Messiah with the Canterbury Chorus in New York City a few years before her death.


Rick Reed

Class of 1968

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06/22/17 11:16 PM #1    

Edna Chun

Sherry, an extremely talented, successful opera singer and a warm and outgoing person. I met her by accident one day on the NY subway. She was as warm and down to earth as can be.

07/10/17 08:58 AM #2    

Paul Safyan

Posting this on behalf of Eve Roshevsky



sherry & I both studied with helen hodam and back in NYC we remained friendlY  & I took a few lessons from her. 


she was going to sing at my wedding in 1986 but went to Germany to sing, instead.  i didnt hear anything more about her except that she'd died.  


she was a joyful teacher and a dazzling singer. I'll never forget her Katishaw in "mikado" at.Iberlin, when i sang one of the 3 little maids . . .and, more significantly,  her Met debut in black negligee (sp?) in "Mahagony"


r.i.p., dear friend and teacher.

07/10/17 02:27 PM #3    

Gideon Schein

I studied with Helen myself for 4 years. Heard Sherry often sing in studio recitals and worked with her of course and Janessa not run

07/11/17 12:55 PM #4    

Joan Andelman

I am certain I saw and heard Sherry at the Metropolitan Opera in the role of Nedda - a major soprano role - in Pagliacci.  Also, she was listed in the Met program in the soprano roster.  I have been surprised to read about her in alto/contralto roles in Messiah - and as Katisha.   She must have had an amazing range.  She was spectacular as Nedda.


07/12/17 05:31 PM #5    

Gideon Schein

I saw her deveral times at tje Met and we enjoyed dinner after. Her smile and laughter eere simply infectious.

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