Azerbaijan bans international opera singermain
The Azerbaijan foreign ministry has declared the Russian soprano Ljuba Kazarnovskaya an ‘undesirable person’. Her offence, apparently, is that she teaches in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Ljuba, who has sung at the Met and recorded for DG, is the 300th in a list of personalities banned by the Azeris for territorial reasons. The most famous is Montserrat Caballe.