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April 08, 2002
Mama mia! Silvia Cavalleri on her Italian mother-caddie
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April 08, 2002

Q & A

Mama mia! Silvia Cavalleri on her Italian mother-caddie

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SC: I hear it's normally $500 to $700 a week, but I don't pay my mom. She does it for fun.

SI: Fun? Carrying a tour bag up and down hills without pay doesn't sound like fun.

SC: Well, she carries a light bag. When it rains, I try to carry the umbrella and protect her as well.

SI: She's pretty sprightly for her age. Does she work out?

SC: No, she relaxes by the pool.

SI: Do you room together?

SC: Yes, of course. We try to stay in a hotel room with a kitchen so we can cook. She makes a lot of pasta, naturally. She says the ingredients aren't the same over here, but we make do.

SI: Do you have your own social life?

SC: That's not happening much when I'm on tour. I am dating an Australasian tour player, Robin Byrd. When he visits me on the road, we all go out to dinner, and my mother goes back to the hotel by herself.

SI: Do you ever run out of things to talk about?

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