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Woman is arrested for playing too much Traviata

August 10, 2018 by norman lebrecht

7 comments.


A woman in the Slovakian town of Sturovo, irritated by her neighbour’s barking dog, took to playing Verdi, morning to night. Full blast. The same Traviata aria, over and over again.

After 16 years, she has finally been stopped.

Read here.


Comments (7)

  1. V.Lind says:

    Which aria?

    1. Razz Matazz says:

      It this has been going on for 16 years, it couldn’t have been Placido in his baritone period. My guess is that it was “De miei bollenti spiriti” …

    1. Razz Matazz says:

      Nah! It’s a tenor aria apparently (sung by Placido).

      1. FG says:

        More is a teror aria…I believe!

  2. Mike Schachter says:

    Sixteen years is a long time. In many countries would have been shot much sooner.

  3. Caravaggio says:

    Imagine what this must have done to her brain circuitry, not to say raw nerves and soul. Poor creature.


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