The Russian diva has told the Met she won’t sing three of the eight Manon Lescauts she has agreed to next season. The reason? ‘In order to conserve her vocal energies’.
Gelb has got Kristina Opolais to cover, which is fine, but Trebs can now do as she like at the Met. Gelb is in no position to deny any of her whims.
Netrebko tweeted: ‘Life is pretty good right now.’
Rudolf Bing would be horrified.