Cher Public

  • actfive: SO excited to hear this…I was at the Met for his Lensky, Werther, and Maurizio (with Scotto)during my NYC years. He moved... 10:26 AM
  • ernestlow: A pity Baltsa could not make it for the Act IV Carmen. She cancelled on the day itself and was replaced by Maximova. To hear... 10:22 AM
  • Hippolyte: Perhaps it would be more accurate to say the 40th anniversary of his operatic debut as the Ernani in Cincinnati was a concert... 9:21 AM
  • Krunoslav: Let’s not forget during-War: http://www.amazon. com/Verdi-Forza-De l-Destino-Stignani /dp/B007VA1ZQ0 The person I find... 9:19 AM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Mi chiamano Mini Ah, Ford e lui 8:39 AM
  • JackJack: We attended yesterday (May 29), and Camarena had jettisoned the wig! 8:27 AM
  • stevey: La C., this post made me love life more. “Slavering lunatic” is an absolute classic. Thank you! :-) 3:13 AM
  • Cicciabella: That shouldn’t be a problem. Assistant directors are not nincompoops. We’ve just had a run of the Claus Guth Don... 2:36 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]