On Monday 14. March 2011, the new 2011-2012 season was published on the Salle Pleyel website. As it had been first announced by Opera Cake and shortly after here, the season included as one of the highlights the concert of Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott on 31. Jan 2012. I am aware that people had started to book some performances for the new season at this point. The first surprise came when they had booked for a Netrebko/Schrott concert and instead they got their booking confirmation for a Netrebko solo concert, without Schrott. Just a few days after the official announcement of the new season, Salle Pleyel had modified the information initially provided for this concert, removing the name of Schrott from the concert, while keeping just Netrebko. No further details of the concert, such as the orchestra, piano player or the programme, were given.
On Wednesday 16. March 2011 I got a first reliable information that in fact nor Schrott, nor Netrebko had this concert in their schedules. All the alarms were on! I asked Salle Pleyel to confirm Netrebko's concert on that date and I got their confirmation through their official Facebook site. Further confirmations came to me on the opposite way and, at that point, I was able to absolutely confirm that neither Netrebko had this concert on her schedule. I wrote an email to Salle Pleyel let them know that according to the reliable information I had, the concert they were still announcing was not on Netrebko's schedule. No answers yet from Salle Pleyel about this point. In fact at that moment they still have the concert announced as it was.
According to the information I have Netrebko would be scheduled at Salle Pleyel for a later date.
Meanwhile, Schrott has been confirming all those points through his twitter account: "Anna will be performing at Salle Pleyel later on, but not on that dat,. I'm affraid. Their mistake, not ours"