Mr Netrebko takes a dim view of Meghan

Mr Netrebko takes a dim view of Meghan


norman lebrecht

March 14, 2021

The tenor Yusif Eyvazov, husband and stage partner of Anna Netrebko, takes a hostile view of the Duchess of Sussex in a post on his 719k-follower Instagram account.

In his view she is (rough translation) a ‘mean, unscrupulous liar, and plotter’.

The post now appears to have been deleted.



  • Cynical Bystander says:

    Well, at least something some of us can applaud AN-YE for.

  • Rob Keeley says:

    What a shame the post has been deleted: he’s quite correct, of course.

    • HR says:

      Ah, so your opinion is (of course) factual?

    • Fat Bob says:

      It has not been deleted. It is still available at Yusuf stories for next 4 hours. Instagram stories are available for 24 hours.

    • E. Doulton says:

      Leftists love to silence others until it is they who become their clique’s prey Norman. Racially homogeneously run organizations such as sd are all subject to the discretion of the Left’s whims as we now normally watch them eating their own on tele.

      Indeed, legitimate racists do not accept others into their homes and families let alone throw them enormous, public weddings of royal scale.

      Conversely it is only after the “breaking of their chains” the accuser chooses to live in the most expensive and usually white neighborhood they can find. As Oprah’s neighbor in Montecito, CA Megan proves that urban or middle class standards simply don’t do. It’s yet another area built up by solely white people which is a symbol of prestige which DISCRIMINATES against all other possible neighborhoods based on income for starters. That’s all she truly wanted, simply to live rich away from ALL other minorities as they are now rubbish to her mind.

      Oh, the financial inequality…she lusted after! Poor Harry thinks she loves him too. Just wait a few years…

      – see lovely article

  • Herr Doktor says:

    When one can’t deliver the goods at a world-class level in their chosen profession, it is a wise strategy to attack irrelevant figures that are utterly inconsequential in the real world.

    • BruceB says:

      Yep. It’s guaranteed that no one will ever see through such a deviously clever tactic.

    • HugoPreuss says:

      Now the world desperately needs to know what the Duchess of Sussex thinks about the Netrebkos. I don’t think that I can sleep without that vital piece of information.

      • Herr Doktor says:

        Indeed! Thanks for the good laugh.

      • John Borstlap says:


        The more one sees passing through the media, the more one gets sympathy for the simple people whose fate it was to be born in Absurdistan and try to get rid of it.

  • JS says:

    Mr Eyvazov calling somebody a liar, haha. The man who – earlier in his career – kept putting studies in Moscow consrvatory in his CV (he never put a foot there), the man who marketed himself in Russia as Pavarotti pupil (no less), the man who married this old italian lady, Adele Ferrari, when he was 24 and her about forty years older – and divorced her only to marry Netrebko… he admits truth only when he’s confronted with facts – and now he’s calling other people liars and plotters.

  • A.L. says:

    It appears evident the guy is a racist and probably a far-right, supremacist, authoritarian sympathizer, too. Not unlike his wife who makes no bones of her affinity for authoritarians. Their fanatics will not care, of course, just as they do not care about the steep decline of her voice and quality of singing. The funny thing is that many of these fanatics will self-identify as left-leaning, liberal, progressive. It’s a sham.

    • Fat Bob says:

      There is no racism in Russia if you don’t know. Racism is a mainstream in US. They like to divide people by skin color like Megan does. Megan is real racists, she thinks everyone must love her only because of her skin color.

      • againstbigotry says:

        Without going into the absurd logic upon which this argument is based, in Mr. Eyvasov’s case, he’s an Azerbaijani, not a Russian, who openly supports Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan’s authoritarian accused of numerous human rights offenses. Not to mention, Eyvasov celebrated ethnic cleansing of indigenous Armenians in the region of Artsakh this past year. And if you think that the conflict wasn’t a racist one, then explain why Azerbaijan called the drones they used to hunt Armenians in the region “iti qovan,” which translates to “dog chasers.”

      • Tom Phillips says:

        Russia is one of the most racist and especially anti-semitic countries on the face of the earth both at the governmental and societal level.

  • Gary Freer says:

    Knows a diva when he sees one

  • Saffron Z says:

    Did he think she was Armenian or something?

  • Fat Bob says:

    Megan got 9 million dollars for this interview. Of course she must said something scandal. No matter it is lie. She was paid for scandal stories only.

    • BruceB says:

      Gosh, with syntax and grammar like that, there’s no possible way Fat Bob could be a Russian troll. None whatsoever.

    • Maria says:

      How do you know she got $9m? Inside information or a backhander when they all said they didn’t get paid at the start? Mind you I find not getting paid a bit hard to believe myself. Who said she got paid $9m? Don’t say it was the newspapers!

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    The Duchess of Sussex is looking for attention and has had some success.

  • Brian says:

    Says the husband of the singer who has fiercely defended blackface in opera stagings. Why are we not surprised?

  • Music fan says:

    How does a 3rd rate tenor like Yusif Eyvazov get 719k insta followers? It appears that more than pop music is a race to the bottom.

    • againstbigotry says:

      A combination of paid followers and a primarily Azerbaijani following that responds positively to nationalistic posts celebrating a dictator’s ethnic cleansing of indigenous Armenians…

  • And the TV series will be called Megan’s Revenge, starring Megan as herself and produced by Harry in his new career.

  • Brian says:

    And they’re right!

  • Patrick says:

    Given his mother’s history with the tabloids, why didn’t Harry warn Meghan of what life would be like?

    • Ines says:

      Oh, but that is exactly what she wanted! She is an actress isn t she? She likes media attention; and when they loose interest- she gives a new interview. She also wanted- it seems- that all members of the royal family kneel before her every day- and then was so disappointed they did not!
      Harry is the one that understood nothing here; and probably will never

  • William Lansbury says:

    AN and Y are pathetic but some of you fail to realize that as irrelevant the royals are Meghan is doing something we all want to sure and that is exposing the royals and bringing them down. The netrebkos have no place to talk

    • Matias says:

      Not sure who you claim to be speaking for, but Meghan has not come close to bringing anyone down except, perhaps, Harry.

    • christopher storey says:

      Lansbury : I suggest that either
      a. you take more water with it next time , or
      b. you take English lessons
      before next posting

      • Ashu says:

        Have just a bit of sympathy for people who happen to have been born into a world whose lingua franca happens not to be their mother tongue, and just happens to be yours.

  • Save the MET says:

    Eyvazov is the Paul Kalisch of the 21st Century. If you don’t know the reference, he was Lilli Lehmann’s tenor-husband. If you wanted her to sing in a particular opera house while they were married, you had to sign a contract for him to sing performances. Kalisch was mediocre in a time of giants, but could sing circles around the Azerbaijan charlatan. Needless to say, Lehmann & Kalisch eventually parted company. Eyvazov’s career is largely dependent on Netrebko and I expect the same end result within a few years.

  • Tom Phillips says:

    Yet another reason to despise this racist right-wing a-hole (see his approach to Armenia as well). An untalented hack whose career is entirely due to his wife.

  • Peter says:

    Well… he is an unscrupulous plotter and a fraud in the opera world, so better he would look in the mirror and better opera intendants would stop “hiring” this scam.
    If his wife puts her husband as a contractual condition, then opera houses would be perfect even without her today, as she sounds terrible nowadays too…

  • M McAlpine says:

    Whatever the talents of this gentleman has no bearing on the truthfulness or whatever of his remark. From reports it appears to have been not too wide of the mark!

  • SVM says:

    Honestly, who cares? Markle and the Windsors are all a bunch of very wealthy and very privileged benefits scroungers who do no real work and who have done nothing to earn their positions. I am not interested in the minutiae of the relationships within this dysfunctional family (I have not even watched the famous interview, and I have no interest in discovering whether or not the interviewee was telling the truth). I am fed up of *my* taxes subsidising their profligate lifestyles (and their round-the-clock security at a service level that is never made available to other British citizens who, regardless of fault, may find themselves in need of police protection… remember that pensioner in Hither Green who, after killing a violent intruder in self-defence, had to move house because the police said they could not protect him from reprisals?), and I am fed up of broadcasters spending millions on obtaining rights on one interview, whilst pleading poverty when it comes to hiring musicians and negotiating royalties for their work. And I find it incredible that so many intelligent people who purport to care about democracy and social justice continue to defend the existence of a hereditary monarchy in this day and age.

    • Matias says:

      As you’re clearly having such a torrid time, and 70p/year (or whatever it is now) is such a drain on your finances, perhaps the UK is not the best place for you?

      Most people would prefer to leave things as they are. Perhaps this is because, in spite of their lack of “intelligence” according to you, they understand that a president Blair (or whoever), with his/her extra layer of bureaucracy, would probably cost more and add nothing whatsoever to the efficiency of government.

      • SVM says:

        If you are so confident that “most people would prefer to leave things as they are”, why not have a referendum to confirm one way or the other? We live in a democracy, do we not?

        Almost anything can be made to look cheap or acceptable if you divide the cost by every man, woman, and child (regardless of whether they actually pay any tax). But that does not change the fact that the monarchy is an unjustifiable expense (far more expensive than most elected presidents and their staffs) and, more importantly, has no place in a democratic country. As taxpayers and citizens, we must demand higher standards in how *our* wealth and *our* governance are managed.

        I share your horror at the possibility of a war criminal becoming president, but that is no grounds to deny the electorate a say in appointing the head of state.

  • MacroV says:

    Someone ought to teach him the old saying about “Better to have people think you a fool than to open your mouth (or your Twitter) and prove it.”

  • Gustavo says:

    I can see two liars.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Completely agree with Anna’s spouse. And Piers Morgan. The woman is a deceitful borderline/narcissist PD. She demonstrates ALL the traits.