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A struggle session for Anna Netrebko?

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Apr 1, 2022 at 00:35

My late neighbor, who emigrated from Austria shortly after the end of World War II, once told me, as a new student at the Berklee School of Music, she heard some music she did not recognize and asked about it. Her fellow students looked at her in disbelief. How could a Berklee student not recognize Tchaikovsky? The answer was simple. Tchaikovsky, being Russian, was persona non grata when she was growing up in Nazi controlled Austria.

It pains me to see the same idiotic behavior repeated--unabashedly, and against living people, not just a figure from the past--in my own country in 2022. Not a good sign.

Should we just have a struggle session for Anna Netrebko on stage at the Met? Then it's off to a reeducation camp?

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