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norman lebrecht

December 14, 2020

The Netrebko are out on Instagram, all in yellow.

With matching record label?


  • George says:

    The Wiener Staatsoper Site still should have her Tosca debut from last night on free stream. It’s available for 24 hrs. They performed live without an audience. Was great to watch!

    • Anonymous Bosch says:

      It was perhaps the worst “Tosca” I have seen/heard in more than 50 years. I can’t even tell you in what language it was sung. The absolute worst was Wolfgang Koch as Scarpia. Parts of it were simply laughable, especially Netrebko’s very own private take on the end of Act II. The only plus: Bertrand de Billy on the podium.

      • Julie Prentice says:

        She’s a big star and you’re…????

      • Peter says:

        She really does sound horrible in this role, I wonder why she is trying to sing everything… She seems very unconfortable in the role, both vocally (she seems she is singing with plums in her mouth) and dramatically (she acts like a country girl, not a diva).
        If London theatres will be open, she is tackling the role at Covent Garden in January (with a lot of promotion behind) but I would not pay £1 to hear or see her in the role, it’s an embarssement to all truly great singers! Another disappointment from the Royal Opera is accepting to hire her even less talented husband.
        Netrebko should now stick to her Turandot and possibly Abigaille – the only roles she would justice now with her big screams!

      • ern says:

        perhaps they cast wolfgang koch because he is horrid, so as to make the no talent mister netrebko and the screaming anna seem better?

  • IP says:

    Any danger of young N pursuing a singer career in future?