Alexandru Briban said he found Roxana Briban's dead body in the bathtub late Saturday, with her wrists slit...
Briban said Sunday his wife had sunk into depression after the Bucharest National Opera severed her contract in 2009. "She wanted to sing, even without being paid," he told Mediafax news agency.
From 2003 until 2010, Briban also performed at the Vienna State Opera but her collaboration ended after Ioan Holender, the Romanian-born director stepped down this year after an 18-year tenure there.
Holender told Romanian daily Adevarul on Monday that Briban had unspecified problems with her voice and was depressed.