Netrebko and Schrott have shared the stage in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" several times in the past years. In September/October 2003 they performed as Donna Anna and Leporello at the ROH in London, in June 2006 as Donna Anna and Don Giovanni in Kobe and Tokyo, during a MET tour to Japan, and in June/July 2007 as Donna Anna and Don Giovanni at the ROH in London. On 9. October 2007 they were also together in a "Una Noche de Amor y Pasión" concert in Puerto Rico, conducted by Plácido Domingo.
Netrebko currently shoots in Wien a movie version of Puccini's La Bohème with stage partner Rolando Villazón. She "will keep her engagements as long as her doctors permit it" said her manager, Jeffrey Vanderveen. She is scheduled to perform in Massenet's "Manon," which opens 4. April at the Wiener Staatsoper.
Austrian media said Netrebko was still scheduled to join Rolando Villazón and Plácido Domingo in a concert with the Wiener Philharmoniker on the grounds of Wiener Schönbrunn Palace on 27. June, two days before the capital hosts the final of the Euro 2008 football tournament.
Netrebko was to appear with star tenor Rolando Villazón in Charles Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette" at the Salzburg Festival, but pulled out because of the pregnancy, festival president Helga Rabl-Stadler said Monday.
She has also withdrawn from 10 performances of the Metropolitan Opera's revival of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" that begins 3. October 2008, but performances in January 2009 are still on, Vanderveen said Monday in an e-mail to The Associated Press. Her engagement at the Met for 7 performances of Massenet's "Manon", scheduled 15. December 2008 through 10. January 2009, is under discussion, Vanderveen said.
Congratulations and all my best wishes for Anna and Erwin!
Star soprano Anna Netrebko pregnant: news reports, DPA, EarthTimes.org, 4. February 2008
Anna Netrebko announces her pregnancy, AP, 4. February 2008
"We hope that the wedding shall take place in the St. Ilya parish, in Krasnodar, where Anna was baptised" said Yuri Netrebko, father of Anna, in an interview published on Wednesday on the newspaper Tvoi Den (Your Day).
The Father of Opera Star Anna Netrebko Hopes that his Daughter Shall Have Her Marriage Ceremony in Russia, Moscow, 6. February
Updated on 7. February 2008