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German tenor Jonas Kaufmann performs during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout

German tenor Jonas Kaufmann performs during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout

German tenor Jonas Kaufmann performs during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout
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German tenor Jonas Kaufmann (L), baritone Tomas Tomasson of Iceland and German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius (R) perform during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout

German tenor Jonas Kaufmann (L), baritone Tomas Tomasson of Iceland and German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius (R) perform during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala...more

German tenor Jonas Kaufmann (L), baritone Tomas Tomasson of Iceland and German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius (R) perform during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout
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German tenor Jonas Kaufmann (R) performs during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout

German tenor Jonas Kaufmann (R) performs during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout

German tenor Jonas Kaufmann (R) performs during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout
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Baritone Tomas Tomasson (L) of Iceland and German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius perform during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout

Baritone Tomas Tomasson (L) of Iceland and German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius perform during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout

Baritone Tomas Tomasson (L) of Iceland and German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius perform during a rehearsal at the La Scala opera theatre in Milan in this December 4, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/Monika Rittershaus/La Scala press office/Handout
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