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  • alejandro: I’ve been praying for a Netrebko/Kaufmann Luisa Miller forever. She probably won’t... 11:04 AM
  • figaroindy: correction “130 YEAR OLD OPERA COMPANY” 10:48 AM
  • figaroindy: Well, I don’t see that happening….s orry. And if it did, the headline two years... 10:47 AM
  • norma54: ……coul dn’t agree more with MOZARTFREAK, that is! 10:42 AM
  • norma54: ‘Couldn̵ 7;t agree MORE !! The only headline I want to see is: BOARD WAKES UP…GELB... 10:40 AM
  • David: I’ve been lucky enough to get to the Met four times – once was for Luisa Miller. I enjoy... 10:33 AM
  • armerjacquino: Or, by the sound of your post, fairly unconcealed envy. 10:31 AM
  • bronzino: It’s not just the ‘crucial central role’ casting that is the problem with this... 10:31 AM
  • steveac10: And when they see how much the company 1s paying for that coverage…who a. Over $1200/month... 10:27 AM
  • 98rsd: I don’t think that’s what’s happening. I see union members who, even in the worst... 10:26 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]