Feisty pensioner Edita Gruberova has let rip at Italian opera audiences. In Munich to launch her summer concert series of Bellini's La Straniera, she said the Italians have no idea about opera any more. They don't know when to clap! They haven't even heard of Bellini!
Earlier in the week she took a pop at the Bavarian State Opera, her staunch employer for many years. Complaining that the house hasn't booked her for any new roles recently, the 65 year old diva announced she's terminating their relationship from 2014.