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  • Milady DeWinter: That’s right Monty,I had forgotten – Measha was a very sick lady a while back,... 1:58 PM
  • MontyNostry: How was Jessica Nuccio? I saw her in a competition a few years ago and she sang very well,... 1:55 PM
  • MontyNostry: I wonder whether Measha’s loosened sound might have something to do with the fact that she... 1:50 PM
  • la vociaccia: She sang the second cast of Tatiana at the Met last season, which was after the Vepres debacle.... 1:33 PM
  • littoraldrift: Seconded. RF again in self-parody. Shame it’s so common for Christmas music to wind up... 1:31 PM
  • antikitschychick: Oh snaps! I definitely would love to catch this. She is def at the top of my list of... 1:28 PM
  • Ouf: OT: Peter Clark is leaving. 1:20 PM
  • Ouf: Rebeka was good July 9, wonderful July 13 – she actually stole the show that last night. 1:15 PM
  • mskapay: Poplavskaya has also been removed from the Staatsoper Berlin listing for the upcoming Faust,... 1:07 PM
  • Podlesmania: Is this for real? Looks very SNL to me. 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]