Netrebko promises Salzburg a Tosca

Netrebko promises Salzburg a Tosca


norman lebrecht

August 04, 2019

It has been leaked that Anna Netrebko will sing Tosca next summer at Salzburg, the festival’s centenary season.

She sang the role for the first time at the Met this season and the Salzburg date was long planned, but the leak was intended as a kind of apology for missing a limelight performance last week.

She is also down to sing Tosca at La Scala’s opening night, this coming December 7.

photo: Netrebko’s Facebook page



  • Pedro says:

    She sang Tosca at the MET in April 2018, not this season. I was there and she was extraordinary. Pity the very weak conducting of de Billy. A few days later, Thielemann showed the world how Tosca should be conducted but Pieczonska was very bland when compared to AN.

  • Frosch says:

    Better turn down or off the A/C….

  • sam says:

    IF she shows up.

    The challenge isn’t booking her, the challenge is whether she shows up.

    Who’s conducting?

  • Lilas Pastia says:

    And now she has cancelled Elsa in Lohengrin in Bayreuth next week.

    Annette Daesch (who stood in when I saw the performance a week ago) steps in.

  • Waltraud Riegler says:

    No Cavaradossi announced at La Scala till now …..

  • Edgar says:

    Promises are just that: Promises. I’ll believe them when I hear her sing.