Anna Netrebko understudy quits La Scala

Anna Netrebko understudy quits La Scala


norman lebrecht

December 02, 2021

The ascendant Polish soprano Ewa Plonka was thrilled last month to be summoned to La Scala as cover for Anna Netrebko in next week’s season opener, Verdi’s Macbeth. Ewa was also booked to sing the last performance in the run.

Last night, however, she pulled out:

‘Friends, due to personal reasons I will not be taking part in Macbeth production this December in La Scala but will return to this splendid theatre in the title role in a future season.’

Plonka tells Slipped Disc that the La Scala management were very supportive.

Netrebko, meanwhile, is giving her all in rehearsals.




  • John D’armes says:

    Title role? Is she becoming a baritone?

  • Philip G Koch says:

    I have to hear her sing first