Anna Netrebko to perform as Lady Macbeth on four dates at Staatsoper despite concern over Kremlin links
The Berlin State Opera has defended its decision to allow the Russian-born soprano Anna Netrebko to perform on its stage despite protests from people who claim she has failed to unambiguously distance herself from Vladimir Putin over the invasion of Ukraine.
The singer, who has Russian and Austrian nationality, is due to appear at the Staatsoper on Friday and a further three nights in September, performing the role of Lady Macbeth in Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/15/protesters-enraged-as-berlin-state-opera-lifts-ban-on-russian-born-soprano-anna-netrebko
Author : Kate Connolly in Berlin
Publish date : 2023-09-15 14:52:08
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