The opera director, who is fighting for his life after being stabbed in an apparent domestic incident in Italy, is the son of a successful tenor, the brother of an important director and the husband of two opera singers, who may not be remembered best for their singing.
The first, Dragana Jogovic, is renowned for a youtube concert performance of Carmen for which she had not been breath-tested.
Judge for yourselves. It is reported that this epic performance may have cost Claudio his job at Belgrade Opera.
Wife number 2, who is reported to be assisting police with their inquiries into the domestic incident, is a German soprano of immense enthusiasm and variable intonation. In this video, she performs a florid love song for her unfortunate spouse. We wish him a speedy recovery.