Netrebko to open La Scala without Yusif

Netrebko to open La Scala without Yusif


norman lebrecht

August 19, 2019

La Scala today confirmed casting for its season opener on December 7.

Anna Netrebko will sing Tosca, opposite Franceso Melli as Cavaradossi and Luca Salsi as Scarpia.

It is a new production by Davide Livermore. There is, unusually these days, no role for Netrebko’s husband Yusif Eyvazov.




  • Wladek says:

    La Scala
    is wise to keep hubby off the boards.

  • Deborah says:

    Good for them, one of them is enough.

  • OM says:

    What a pity!

  • sycorax says:

    I doubt that he would have hired by the “big” houses without Anna.

  • batonbaton says:

    I didn’t know she could sing without him there to hold her hand

  • Ernest Low says:

    I hope she will turn up. I am travelling from afar and looking forward to seeing her …

  • ricci says:

    do’n understand why as Yusef is as “good” as Meli

  • Noemi Angellini says:

    At last they have figured out Yusif is a terrible tenor and has only got as far as he has because he is Mr Netrebko. At last La Scala said “No”

  • Edgar Self says:

    “Only the mediocre are always at their best/”

    Better yet, it means halfway up the hill.