Gheorghiu on Pereira: He’s always been strange. + MORE
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On the eve of her recital at La Scala, Angela Gheorghiu told the Corriere della Sera what she thinks of Alexander Pereira.
I can’t imagine why he’s done something so bizarre, naive, frankly incomprehensible. On the other hand all opera singers know him as a businessman, nothing more… certainly not an artistic director…
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