Netrebkos get audience on stage for closing duet

Netrebkos get audience on stage for closing duet


norman lebrecht

August 20, 2018

Extraordinary scenes on the stage of the Teatro Colon as Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov prepare to leave Buenos Aires.

Wouldn’t be allowed in Salzburg


  • Derek says:

    Spontaneity and freedom. It is good to see such a natural interaction with the audience.

  • Caravaggio says:

    Notice that the people who jumped onstage not only know music and lyrics (in Italian) but sound like professionals too. Also, how convenient and “coincidental”, no?, that the lot happened to be sitting right up front. Not buying it and something tells me this was concocted in advance.

    • Derek says:

      Loads of people know “O Sole Mio” and they are hardly likely to invite people on stage from the Circle or the back of the hall are they?

      One of the group is taking “selfies” as he sings, many have taken bags and other personal items with them on stage. They may be students, they may be a group acquainted with them – Who knows? I very much doubt it was planned and I still think it was a nice touch!

      • Petros Linardos says:

        Looks staged to me too. If it were totally unplanned, it would have looked more chaotic and out of tune, I think. But I agree it looks like fun. Not worth splittin hairs.

    • AMetFan says:

      I withdraw your invitation to my surprise birthday party. Or any gathering for that matter. I doubt you know those lyrics either.

  • Mimi T says:

    Staged or not, it’s delightful to see everyone thoroughly enjoying the music, singing and hopefully will prove to youngsters that music making can be fun and unstuffy.

  • AndrewB says:

    Always a pleasure to see folks enjoying a concert like this. Bravi tutti!

  • Larry says:

    Definitely looks staged but what great fun!

  • Edgar says:

    Staged or not, I wasn’t there, and so there is nothing for me to say or add here… Which makes watching the video all the more lovely:-) Besides, with Argentina going through rough economic times (again), it’s great to watch everyone having such great fun, as those who shared the stage with the Netrebkos will cherish this once-in-a-lifetime experience as long as they live. Good for all involved!

  • Anon says:

    Maybe it wouldn’t be allowed at Salzburg but Cecilia Bartoli did lead an audience clap-along to an encore after the end of l’Italiana last night.

  • bogda says:

    Check your facts. She posted this some time ago on her Instagram and explained that those were Argentinian students she worked in a master class while in Buenos Aires.
    Surely something like that would’ve been allowed in Salzburg as well

  • Lawrence Kershaw says:

    I suspect many of them are better than Mr Netrebko…!