The diva has acute laryngitis and has pulled out of two weekend concerts with the Staatskapelle Berlin.
She will be replaced by Aida Garifullina in scenes and arias from Rigoletto and La Traviata.
Barenboim will conduct Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces in the second half.
Offiical statement: Anna Netrebko is suffering from acute laryngitis, which unfortunately makes it impossible for her to sing the two concerts with the Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim during the FESTTAGE 2019. With great regret, Anna Netrebko therefore had to cancel the concerts and leave Berlin early.
We are very grateful that Aida Garifullina agreed to step in as a soloist at such short notice. The program will still feature music by Giuseppe Verdi, with Aida Garifullina singing scenes and arias from “Rigoletto” and “La traviata”. Further information about the concert: bit.ly/festtagestaka