Breaking: Opera director in critical condition after domestic stabbing incident (update)

Italian media are reporting that Claudio del Monaco, son of the great tenor Mario del Monaco, is in critical condition in a Treviso hospital after what appears to be a domestic attack. Claudio, who is 64, was on holiday near Venice with his German wife, opera singer Daniela, 35,

when he was stabbed four times in the chest, reportedly with a bread knife. He underwent surgery and remains in critical condition. The couple are based in Belgrade, where Claudio is a former head of opera at the National Theatre.

Here‘s an Italian newspaper account. And here’s RAI. The latest… he’s in serious danger.

UPDATE: More here from Corriere.

NB Claudio del Monaco is not to be confused with his more successful brother Giancarlo.

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