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  • Cicciabella: With quotes by Zinka! The translation reads flowingly ;). 7:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Has this been already posted? Spitzenplätze für die Schweiz im Operngeschäft 22.07.2014... 7:57 AM
  • manou: She was the Raúl to her Fidel. 7:56 AM
  • CwbyLA: It is amazing to me that she is doing this. She could just rest on her laurels, concertize, sing in a... 7:51 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Alder has just been taken on by Askonas Holt this week, so expect to see her all over the... 7:49 AM
  • armerjacquino: Not to Bubbles, no (she was a Silverman) but nonetheless, he is family. So to speak. 7:46 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: I haven’t heard Elmendorff’s T&I, but his Tannhäuser from 1930 is superb. Its... 7:45 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I’ve gone off the Bohm/Nilsson/Windg assen/Ludwig as I’ve got to know the piece... 7:44 AM
  • The Conte: Douglas Sills Any relation? 7:41 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Mit La forza del destino wird eine der begehrtesten Vorstellungen der Saison am 28. Juli... 7:34 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]