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  • Krunoslav: Fabulous. Even though I was but a wee babe, how blessed I am to have lived when such art was... 11:27 AM
  • Bill: Both Westbroek and Racette had pretty wobbly voices on the WQXR broadcast – no pleasure to the... 11:23 AM
  • operajunky: I hope Eva Maria Westbroek sounds better in the house than she does on radio…on both the... 11:23 AM
  • steveac10: Since McVicar will likely be at the Met for the bulk of next season, one hopes he will be given... 11:21 AM
  • PCally: Racette was very pleasant surprise. She sounded better than she has in a long while and I thought... 11:16 AM
  • Buster: Will do. She gets another positive review here: http://tinyurl.com /nfrjxpy 11:15 AM
  • coloraturafan: She is having her debut in Il Trovatore this summer in Cincinnati. Looking forward to hearing... 11:13 AM
  • Amnerees: “Ultimate Diva Jessye Norman” IS a situation comedy. 11:01 AM
  • Our Own JJ: Well, I was thinking this, but I get where you’re coming from. httpv://www.you... 10:53 AM
  • Thingsaregettingbetterdownhere: Judging solely by her Fricka in Walkure on Saturday in Houston, this is... 10:45 AM

Mirella Freni: money laundress?

Soprano Mirella Freni is under investigation by the Bologna District Attorney’s office of Bologna for money laundering and exportation of money abroad in connection with the BER bank. The artist from Modena, 76, will be heard by the magistrates in the next few days to clarify her position, now that the DA Antonella Scandellari has sent her a notice of the closing of the investigations. The singer has so far denied any wrongdoing. (Thanks to Our Own Ercole Farnese for the tip!) [Corriere della Sera]

E pluribus unum

absorbing manIt looks like the Washington National Opera is going to be absorbed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. [Wall Street Journal]