The Congolese counter-tenor Serge Kakudji is recovering from a vicious race attack in Palermo, Sicily.
He writes: ‘The fact of being black almost cost me my life on 20 July in Palermo…. I can now walk with just a single crutch. Thank you for your thoughts … Do not forget to respond with love to people who are trying to hurt us.’
Serge, who lives in Paris, is regularly seen at the Opéra.