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  • cieloemar: Quite a cast, and quite a run of Alfredos with Sutherland that season: Aragall, this one with... 1:24 PM
  • Camille: That is not good news but GREAT news. Let’s just hope he has been necking with Nadja lately... 1:22 PM
  • Camille: Oh. Like Carnegie Hall balcony, then? Ouch. 1:16 PM
  • Camille: I, for one, am glad this discussion has all come up for as yet I’ve not once been to... 1:14 PM
  • manou: I think the Philadelphia poles bisected the stage view – unless they were skilled pathologists.... 1:11 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Ilka, I agree that his last years were a bit sad with the lip-synced concerts and the constant... 1:11 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: And the other 50% of the seats are as comfortable as a 17th century torture rack. But the... 1:08 PM
  • kashania: Slightly shaky E-flat aside, Sutherland’s first act is a miracle of singing, isn’t it? 12:59 PM
  • Krunoslav: In re Frances Bible, my first Herodias and Ulrica near the end of her career: httpv://www.you... 12:59 PM
  • Krunoslav: Some good news about IOLANTA: The lamentable Alexei Tanovitski is out “ill” tonight;... 12:55 PM

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]