Netrebko cancels Tosca, apparently on Putin’s ordersmain
Anna Netrebko has told the Bavarian State Opera she cannot sing Tosca next July because she is required to appear at the FIFA World Cup in Moscow.
Since it is unlikely she will appear on the pitch for the Russian XI, it is safe to assume she has been summoned by Vladimir Putin as associated entertainment.
Munich has replaced her with the experienced Angela Gheorghiu.
Netrebko is due to make her role debut as Tosca next April in New York.