The Mariinsky Theater website announced on 18. Dec 2010 two performances of Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore" on Monday 24. and Tuesday 25. January 2011. Details of the casts were not yet provided at that time. Nevertheless, as it is usual there, tickets for the premiere on Monday 24. January 2011 are already available. The price of the tickets, two or three times the usual ones, indicated that, most likely, Anna Netrebko will sing the role of "Adina" on this performance. Tickets for the second performance on Tuesday 25. January 2011 were not yet available at the Mariinsky Theater website.
On 20. Dec 2010, the balletandopera website announced that Anna Netebko would sing in both performances and they had tickets available for both dates. They announced also that it will be a concert performance and not a new staged poduction as it had been announced some time ago by Anna Netrebko.
The day after, 21. Dec 2010, the second peformance has dissapeared from the balletandopera website. It is still announced on the Mariinsky Theater website, but tickets are still unavailable.
On 22. Dec 2010, the Mariinsky Theater website confirmed that Anna Netrebko will sing on 24. Jan 2011 but no additional information is povided yet for the second performance and tickets remain unavailable.
The russian version of the Mariinsky website announces that it will not be a concert performance but a staged one directed by Laurent Pelly.