Star quits opera to run for Parliament

The Georgian bass Paata Burchuladze, 61, has confirmed he is cancelling international performances for the next year in order to run in national elections this October.

He says: ‘I am forced to leave the sweet and good life of an opera career and go into politics. This is not because I’m a good person or politician, but because the country is in a very bad condition.’

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