Thursday, April 03, 2008

Operatic Anecdote

In 1961, during a performance of Turandot, Birgit Nilsson held the last note of an aria longer than Corelli did.
He was furious.
So, in the last act, when he was supposed to kiss her. he bit her on the neck.

The next day, Nilsson phoned general manager Rudolf Bing.

She said she could not sing again until she had been tested for rabies.

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