A throwaway remark in a German interview earlier this month:
Netrebko: Amerikaner mögen mehr Show, Europäer mehr Musik
In plain English, Americans want more show, Europeans more music.
She may have been misquoted, of course, but it does sound as though she takes the US audience less seriously than the home crowd.
Netrebko has cancelled Carnegie Hall twice in five years. Makes you wonder.
Here‘s the official reason for her withdrawal, citing doctor’s orders.