Just in: Anna Netrebko will play Arena di Verona

Just in: Anna Netrebko will play Arena di Verona


norman lebrecht

June 26, 2018

The diva’s own words:

Happy to announce , what I gonna make my debut in Arena di Verona us Leonora in il Trovatore! Together with my wonderful Yusif Eyvazov us Manrico😍



  • Sebastian Petit says:

    I don’t really know why she’d bother. Verona has nothing to do with serious opera these days

  • sellingitout says:

    She has become a sell out money hound towing around Yusif. Pathetic. Sad.

    • AndyB says:

      Sorry I cannot agree with your comment. A singer’s career does not have to be that of a nun with a vow of poverty. If Anna Netrebko takes the leading role in a production at a large festival where equally large sums are made then why shouldn’t she be well paid?

      Why shouldn’t she enjoy the financial rewards of her career? In lots of other walks of life prominent people earn much more than Miss Netrebko and nobody questions it. Besides, I don’t question her commitment to her art in the light of performances such as her Lady Macbeth at Covent Garden.

  • italian food says:

    .. instead of singing in Bayreuth (what she will do next year anyway..)..

  • anon says:

    Yusif is a good singer, but he’s never the one carrying Anna, and his engagements would be a lot less but for Anna, which means other tenors’ careers are being negatively affected by Anna. But I’ve written of nepotism elsewhere but it’s accepted in classical music even more so than in the film industry, except there are a lot more opportunities in film than in classical music. So such is life.

    • Nik says:

      Who are these other tenors? There are plenty of jobs for a great spinto tenor, and I can’t think of any excellent ones who are underemployed. But I can think of plenty that are worse than Eyvazov and regularly appear at top houses.

  • Caravaggio says:

    Arena di Verona is synonymous with Vulgar. Fits like a glove then.