In today's Corriere della Sera -- not online until tomorrow -- a nice interview with Juan Diego Florez, who tonight in Pesaro opens the much-awaited "Zelmira" at Rossini Opera Festival under dear Roberto Abbado's baton. The awesomest thing in the whole interview -- a nice big half page above the fold -- is that Juan Diego (who, unlike Riccardo Muti, is no Michael Jackson fan, he used to like heavier stuff, such as Led Zeppelin!) explains how he takes good care of his voice when traveling. On airplanes, he wears a face mask for the duration of the flight -- a face mask he keeps moist with water, so that the airplane's dry air doesn't bother too much his nose and throat.
Just remember to remove it before you reach passport control Juan Diego!!!