Just in: Netrebko snubs Salzburg

Just in: Netrebko snubs Salzburg


norman lebrecht

May 07, 2021

Salzburg has moved this year’s Easter festival to October.

All well and good, but Anna Netrebko has a booking at the Vienna Opera that month with her husband Yusif Eyvazov.

So she has pulled out of Salzburg’s gala concert.

See here.


  • M McAlpine says:

    It is not a ‘snub’ if she has a previous booking. I never know why people must use that word indiscriminately.

  • Maria says:

    Hardly a snub or nasty, just a clash of engagements! She clukd hardly pill out of Vienna as that would then be a snub. Salzburg has plenty of other good choices. No one is indispensable.

  • Singeril says:

    Ridiculous headline. She honoring a contract in hand. Good for her. Imagine the grief she’d get it she didn’t.

  • Vaquero357 says:

    Yes, not a snub. As live performances start – still on modified schedules – we’ll probably see more of this. If the performance moves to a later date, the originally scheduled performers may not be able to make it. And I’m sure some of them will be cringing at having to miss out on opportunities to earn some of the income they missed out on for 14+ months.

    (YES, I know AN has sung in the last year, but other performers not so much.)

  • Eusebius says:

    Netrebko sang Turandot on Met broadcast yesterday… brilliantly.