Fabrice Tourre previewed his defense against civil fraud claims over a failed $1 billion investment, telling jurors about his former life as a 28-year-old Goldman Sachs Group Inc. vice president, working until midnight, six days a week on a vast trading floor, supervising no one.
Love notes, a French song parody and a winking emoticon were used by a government lawyer trying to show that Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. vice president facing civil fraud claims over a failed $1 billion investment, lied to participants in the deal.
Even a dog can’t run away with the show when Roberto Alagna is on stage. As the sweetly silly farmhand in “L’Elisir d’Amore,” now at London’s Royal Opera House, the tenor hogs the limelight with his seductive voice and athletic belly flops.
Once a popular musician or writer has been around the block a few times, he acquires the tag “national treasure.” It’s the kind of pat on the head that usually spells creative death. Not for Thomas Allen.