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Possente amor li chiama

Congratulations to Michael Fabiano and Bryan L. McCalister, who have just announced their engagement.

“Et puis tout le monde a pris un beau long somme”

“Après un repas gastronomique de cinq plats, Eyvazov s’est agenouillé devant tous les invités, y compris bien sûr la famille Netrebko, et a demandé à Anna d’être sa femme. Emue aux larmes, la diva lui a donné son consentement et ils ont dansé ensemble sur la chanson de Charles Aznavour, ‘Elle’.” [forumopera.com]

Everybody wants to take a vow

Congratulations and best wishes to Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and and economist John Roberts, who will be married tonight at the performing arts center in a ceremony officiated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The gala event (attended by the likes of Renée Fleming, Barbara Cook and Harolyn Blackwell) will mark the first time a Supreme Court member conducts a same-sex marriage ceremony. [Washington Post]

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Is this the happy couple?

“Renee Fleming and Timothy Jessell arrive for the formal artist’s dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors at the United States Department of State December 4, 2010 in Washington, D.C.” More (circumstantial) proof after the jump.

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Did Cecilia Bartoli get married?

Opera Chic reported a couple of days ago that “[t]he Italian mezzo married her longtime boyfriend, big buff Swiss bass-baritone, Oliver Widmer. However, there is no official confirmation of the nuptials, and a closer reading of the Chic’s purported source for the news suggests that Bartoli and her beau are “just good friends,” as we gossips used to say back in the day of tougher libel laws. But more to the point, what the hell is La Cieca supposed to do now with that gift-wrapped blender?

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