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Classical Notes: April 25, 2009 Archive

Dove Sono Dame Kiri's Funds?

Posted at 7:05 AM on April 25, 2009 by Gillian Martin

Many of us have watched our retirement accounts shrink recently, but Dame Kiri te Kanawa's was disappearing in big chunks. The retired opera star was the target of an embezzling bank manager. Read more about it here.

And here's Dame Kiri in her prime, singing her signature aria from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

Concertizing in the Age of Facebook

Posted at 8:10 AM on April 25, 2009 by Gillian Martin

How does a Switzerland-based artist manager vacationing in Israel track down a New York pianist performing in Colorado and book him for a concert in Bogota, Colombia, on short notice? Read all about it here.