Netrebko’s hubby: I lost weight and I’m better in bed

Netrebko’s hubby: I lost weight and I’m better in bed


norman lebrecht

August 26, 2019

Yusif Eyvazov has been shooting off home truths to a Russian magazine.

He tells that he shed 26 kilos, dropping from 120kg to 94.

‘Do you know the biggest benefit of my weight loss?’ he adds. ‘We now have more positions in bed!’

Too much information?


  • a colleague says:

    do we really care?

  • YS says:

    It seems to be more and more superficial

  • Karl says:

    TMI – too much information.

  • Zan says:

    It seems the worse and less these people sing, the more of this we get.

  • Michael Smith says:


  • Silversled says:

    Too Much Information buddy. This isn’t the 1960s, no-one wants to have to imagine your ugly body mating!

    • Sue Sonata Form says:

      That’s called fat shaming. People who’ve created identarianism have opened a pandora’s box of categories and it’s a game everybody can play!!

  • ines says:

    I thought that s what he has to offer, his robust look

    And he shed part of those kilos….

  • Stuart says:

    slow news day

  • V.Lind says:

    Is there no limit to the vulgarity of this pair? What next — Paris Hiltonesque videos appearing online? God help us.

  • Selim says:

    Good sex = happy singers

  • Les says:


  • Cassandra says:

    Now, don’t be cruel and condescending.
    Just be grateful for how pinstripe and savvy these people make you feel.

  • Tiger Max says:

    Destroys my image of this great artist. I think disclosure of private matters is in extremely poor taste.

  • Ed says:

    Are you going to sing a new role? Which one? Are you going to try a new position? Which?

  • Ms.Melody says:

    Sometimes the singer loses weight and the voice follows.
    It would be interesting to see what the massive weight loss has done to his instrument.
    Agree, way too much information.
    I am all for exercise, but some vocal study is in order as well

    • Saxon Broken says:

      When he is talking about the effects of losing weight it might be best not to mention his “instrument” and how he uses it.

  • Nikki says:

    Vulgar, inadequate, tacky and useless comment, just like your singing @yusifeyvasov in your same style I comment “keep her happy! That’s the only reason you have a career”

  • anmarie says:

    No videos of the actual deed?


  • Vaquero357 says:

    A Modest Proposal:

    Let’s have a complete moratorium on news about the Netrebkos until…. well, do we have to have an end date?

  • Elly Nemerson says:

    Shut up and sing!

  • David says:

    This is a big wtf cares

  • Mimi T says:

    If this encourages others to shed excess weight and their distended aprons, then all well and good, but has his vocal technique also improved?

  • Diane Valerie says:

    There are easily accessible publications for anyone interested in trivia and tittle tattle, so why is this being reproduced here, a soi-disant “inside track on classical music and related cultures”? Other than prurience?

  • Maximien says:

    Too much information! 🙁

  • Omar Goddknowe says:


  • Gustavo says:

    Some classic opera positions:

    The Magic Flute
    The Cunning Little Vixen
    Madame Butterfly
    Pique Dame
    Der Freischütz
    The Fiery Angel
    Orpheus in the Underworld

  • Dk says:

    Great. A man who is not afraid to share this. She is lucky.

  • MissT says:

    I salute him for his honesty and openness. Sexual health as well and a healthy weight is an important part of overall well-being, which translates into singer health. I wish him success in and bed and vocally on the stage.

  • Jack says:

    And just why did we need to know this?

  • Brian Gilbert says:

    Childish, and who gives shit

  • Kevin says:

    Can we have a moratorium on Netrebko, her husband, her tantrums, her free PR, and wait until she does something, you know, interesting? Not to mention MUSICAL? I’m sick to the back teeth of her attention-seeking, and of SD feeding it. Offstage she’s an utter bore. As someone in these pages said days ago: Enough Already.

  • Raymond Murphy says:

    Yes, too much information. And if it doesn’t start with, at least it ends with, the reviewer putting the information in this blog.

  • Ms. Melody says:

    Bottom line- two second rate, overhyped, probably overpaid singers have found each other in the cesspool that my favorite art form has become, and they are happy
    Wish them well in their pursuit of mediocrity that has been proclaimed high art

  • Una says:

    Just crude verging on the pathetic – hardly funny – and no we don’t need to know all this!

  • SoCal Dan says:

    Perhaps it’s not surprising that the other blogposts equate “more positions in bed” with the Kama Sutra. And, indeed, that may be the correct interpretation (although translations from one language to another often lack nuance).

    My first reaction, however, was much different. When Mr. Eyvazov was heavier, he probably could not sleep on his back because of the snoring. Now that he’s lighter, he has “more options in bed” – he can sleep on his back, his right side, or his left side.

    Less snoring means that Mrs. Eyvazov is happier. And when Mrs. Eyvazov is happier, then the Kama Sutra becomes important. So the other blogposts may be right after all.

    • Brettermeier says:

      “although translations from one language to another often lack nuance”

      Not in this case:

      “А как похудение Эйваза сказалось на исполнении им супружеских обязанностей? “Секс у нас всегда был хороший, – заверила “Дни.ру” Нетребко”. “А знаете, в чем самый большой плюс моего похудения? – подхватил счастливый супруг. – У нас поз стало больше в постели!””

  • BrianB says:

    Really? Way TMI. As Falstaff says, reo mondo, mondo rubaldo. Tutto declina.

  • sycorax says:

    Definitely too much information.

  • M2N2K says:

    Clearly, they are a perfect match.

  • Stasiman says:

    What a dummy ! Anna will kick his butt out the door before he can finish Amor ti vieta!