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  • Gualtier M: I am not shaming those who think this is bad casting – I might agree that this point in... 11:37 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Nope, she was Hodel, the daughter who sings “Far From the Home I Love”... 11:26 AM
  • kashania: LES TROYENS {29} Berlioz-Berlioz Part I: La prise de Troie Cassandra…&# 8230;…... 11:21 AM
  • kashania: As Rosalind in Toronto, she had a remarkably easy high C (I haven’t heard the pianissimo one... 11:17 AM
  • manou: Or the title role in L’Arlesiana? 11:17 AM
  • kashania: Agreed. I grew up with Morris as Wotan and years later, got to hear him twice in the part in the... 11:13 AM
  • kashania: Everyone listens differently. For me, as much as I consider Callas to be the greatest, she has not... 11:06 AM
  • kashania: Luvt, my friend: Don’t read too much into my comment about not finding as many returns in... 10:57 AM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Surely there’s someone out there who can do a better job as Sachs than the wobbly... 10:49 AM
  • MontyNostry: … there, I mean. (Oy, vay …) 10:48 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]