Our social secretary reports that Ms Anna Netrebko is engaged to be married to the tenor Yusif Eyvazov.
It is four months since she announced her separation from the baritone, Erwin Schrott.
Her fiancé is Baku born and based in Milan. His career peaks so far are Duke ( Rigoletto) at the Teatro Verdi in Milan and a 2010 Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the Bolshoi. Our social secretary says he has not yet crossed her party radar. He is singing opposite Anna in Rome’s Manon Lescaut.
Mr Eyvazov is the one who announced the engagement on Facebook. Ms Netrebko has yet to confirm.
UPDATE: Sources close to Ms Netrebko say that they are not exactly engaged, more ‘in a relationship’ (apparently Facebook makes no distinction between the two statuses in Italian). The sources say Ms Netrebko asks for her privacy to be respected. We respect it.