Sunday, February 13, 2011

Elīna Garanča May Be Wiener Opernball Guest

(Photos: Gabo/Deutsche Grammophon)
Dominique Meyer, Director for the Wiener Staatsoper, has hinted that mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča will be the main guest at this year's opera ball on March 3. The singer was asked after an invitation to George Clooney was rejected. Confirmation should come this week, but no word on whether she will sing if she attends the festivities. She will of course be at the Wiener Staatsoper rehearsing Anna Bolena with Anna Netrebko in the title role, so the audience may get a two-for-one treat. [Source]