Placido Domingo plans next Operalia in darkest Kazakhstan
January 10, 2017 by norman lebrecht
It has been announced that the 25th Operalia competition will take place in July 2017 n one of the most corrupt oligarchies on earth, the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan.
The country is still ruled by its last Soviet-era leader, Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev.
Operalia will be accompanied by the Astana Opera orchestra and paid for by Nazarbayev’s ministry of culture.
Maybe Placido should be more choosy about his pals.
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