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  • NPW-Paris: As it happens, so did I. I only ever saw her once before in in I Capuleti, and it wasn’t a great evening – at... 1:39 AM
  • Niel Rishoi: A sheer pleasure to read your intelligent words, Albert – thank you so much! 1:17 AM
  • dgf: In a word, sublime! 1:04 AM
  • la vociaccia: A lot have announced already. The Met is quite slow for that level of company. Houston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco,... 12:58 AM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: I agree – at least two per month. 12:54 AM
  • la vociaccia: Yeah I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s probably, you know, Die Michael… 12:52 AM
  • Rudolf: @ phoenix Rusalka … To me, the Prince is weak. Nothing heroic about him. He succumbs too quickly to the Foreign Princess.... 11:42 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Great review! More to come from you please!!! 11:13 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]