Just in: Mr Netrebko gets Met debut

Just in: Mr Netrebko gets Met debut


norman lebrecht

August 10, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera press office have messaged parterre.com that Fabio Sartori has withdrawn from November’s tail-run of Turandot because he no longer wants to sing Calaf.

He will be replaced by Yusif Eyvazov, fiancé of Anna Netrebko.


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  • Selim says:

    The usual problem of booking singers 5 years in advance.

  • Save the MET says:

    But will he be in Asian make-up….round eyes want to know.

  • Gabriela Harvey says:

    Offensive heading…you owe an apology to both. Gabriela Harvey

    • CDH says:

      Don’t hold your breath. Ms. Netrebko is not one of the Chosen. In fact she is one of the Unchosen. Anyone associated with her suffers alongside.

  • Gabriela Harvey says:

    For the record, I’ve yet to hear Yusif Eyvazov. The requested apology has nothing to do with being one of the “chosen” (everyone is entitled to their opinion) but everything to do with meanness and rudeness. Respectfully

  • Olassus says:

    The Met “press office” clearly needs to update its understanding of the media!

  • Novagerio says:

    The correct name was Fabio Sartori.