Orchestra claims highest number of married couplesmain
The Boston Symphony is claiming a world record for 17 married couples taking part in this weekend’s Tanglewood performance of Aida.
Six of the couples are players in the orchestra, eight are in the Tanglewood chorus. An associate concertmaster has engaged his freelance wife.
Violeta Urmana, who sings Amneris, is married to tenor, Alfredo Nigro.
And the whole enterprise is topped by Mr & Mrs Maestro – music director Andris Nelsons, whose wife Kristine Opolais sings the title role.
Beat that, anyone?