After 16 years of non-stop opera that rang from her house, police arrested a Slovak woman accused of driving her neighbors crazy.
The Hungarian news site Parameter.sk reported that the woman, identified as Eva, was arrested by police in the southern city of Sturovo on Monday and now faces charges of harassment and malicious prosecution.
The woman is accused of playing the same four-minute aria of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" again and again at full volume from morning to night.
The local press claims that the woman initially increased the volume of her home entertainment system to drown out the loud barking of a neighboring dog.
But for some reason, he continued his assault on the senses for 16 years, with neighbors furiously accusing the woman of harassment.
"I love Plácido Domingo," a woman told the Hungarian news site Index.hu, referring to the famous Spanish opera singer.
"But not like that".
"The whole street is suffering," said another resident.
A class of Verdi, La Traviata – The Falling Woman – is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas Fils, the son of the legendary author Alexandre Dumas, who wrote The Three Musketeers.
The opera tells the story of a famous courtesan in Paris and became famous in modern times when it was directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1983.
It is understood that the offensive – and exaggerated – version criticized by the Slovak woman was this version, starring the Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo.
Eva has been placed in custody and, according to local media, could face up to three years in prison if convicted.