Friday, October 21, 2011

Anna Netrebko Cancels Carnegie Hall Recital For Second Time

Anna Netrebko with Daniel Barenboim in 2009
for a recital in Salzburg (Photo: Wolfgang Lienbacher)
"The soprano Anna Netrebko has once again canceled her New York recital debut, which was scheduled for Carnegie Hall next Wednesday. This time she cited a doctor’s order to rest her voice for 10 days after a long and taxing run singing at the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. Netrebko gave seven performances in the title role of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, the last on Tuesday – eight days ahead of her recital. She was to have sung a program of songs by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, accompanied by the pianist Elena Bashkirova...Even with the gap before Wednesday’s recital Ms. Netrebko would have needed time to rehearse, said Sean Michael Gross, a publicist. He said the recital had been booked long before Ms. Netrebko learned the role and actually experienced how tiring the run would be.'This role is unique in how taxing it is,' Mr. Gross said. He said that he had no information on why Ms. Netrebko consulted the doctor who ordered vocal rest, and that she would not comment. 'She’s asked not to be disturbed,' Mr. Gross said." [Source]

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