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A Domingo Blooper

December 3, 2013

Out of the blue and into a sea of trouble, Plácido Domingo told Anna Netrebko, as recorded in Die Zeit:

"Yes, I talk about you. And I am talking about the calibre of a Maria Callas. And I do not just mean the voice, but the musical intuition, the acting, your phenomenal stage presence. Just everything."

Netrebko responded wisely and correctly: "Callas is unparalleled."

But Domingo insisted: "She was unparalleled until you came along."

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