Woman arrested for blasting same opera song for 16 years


ORANGE, CA – NOVEMBER 14: Placido Domingo performs onstage during LA Opera’s Nabucco in Concert starring Placido Domingo at Musco Center for the Arts on November 14, 2017 in Orange, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University)

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STUROVO, Slovakia – A woman in Slovakia started playing opera at a loud volume to drown out the sound of a neighbor’s barking dog — and then continued blasting the music at all hours of the day for 16 years, according to neighbors.

She has finally been arrested and faces charges of harassment and malicious persecution, the BBC reports, citing local media.

Neighbors said she constantly played a four-minute aria from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, as performed by Placido Domingo, at full blast. Local residents reportedly had a nickname for the residence: ‘the Opera House.’

“I love Placido Domingo but not like this,” said one neighbor.

The woman faces up to three years behind bars.

Another woman told Slovak newspaper Sme “The whole street is suffering.”

According to the BBC, the suspect could face up to three years in prison if found guilty on charges of harassment and malicious persecution.

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