Latin America: Comeback

Next to Corcovado Mountain (topped by a giant, illuminated Christ in concrete), the most spectacular sight in Rio is busty, bediamonded Gabriella Besanzoni Lage, an ex-opera singer. Last week these two spectacles got together.

Thirty years ago Italian-born Gabriella Besanzoni was one of the world's topflight Carmens (La Scala). Then she married Brazil's millionaire banker and industrialist. Henrique Lage. In Rio, Madame Lage held sway at smart soirees, horsed her way into Brazilian society's front ranks.

Of late, war's austerity and Senhor Lage's death had dimmed hei glory. Last week, weary of obscurity, Gabriella Besanzoni announced that, because she was grateful to God,...

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