Music: In Sickness & in Wealth

At England's Glyndebourne Festival last week, Soprano Joan Sutherland, playing the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, rushed disheveled from the wings to shriek lamentations over the fallen body of her father. Restlessly roaming the house, her husband. Pianist Richard Bonynge. sweated out every note. He had his own lament: "We have as bad reputations as ballet dancers' mothers.'' He meant himself and all the other incarnations of that fabled musical folk figure, the opera diva's husband.

Says Andre Mertens of Columbia Artists Management: "Singers' husbands! Find me stones heavy enough to...

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