In tomorrow's edition of Le Figaro, (excerpt here) Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu will make official what everybody knew and the two singers didn't even bother to deny much anymore -- they've been separated for a while and might be on their way to a divorce (she seems to be against it, for now, he says) after 13 years of very operatic marriage:
Angela ne veut pas entendre parler de divorce. On verra.
says the excitable tenor. O.K., we'll see. Sad news because it's always sad when a marriage ends, even a wacky one such as this one, but at least the Burton-Taylor reference from Le Figaro makes it lollersome -- imagine Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf remade with these two in the lead? As an opera, maybe, written by one of the Alagna brothers? Priceless.