Thursday, August 19, 2010

First joint interview to Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott in Austrian magazine NEWS

Austrian magazine NEWS publishes today what is the first joint interview to Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott. The interview took place in Salzburg where Netrebko currently sings the role of Juliette in Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette" and Schrott sings the role of Leporello in Mozart's "Don Giovanni".

In the joint interview they talk about love, family and opera.

"If we are not together, we don't feel well" says Netrebko. They try to spent as much time as possible together. Sometimes Schrott takes a jet to meet them, Anna and their son Tiago, even if it is just for a short while. They are planning to give a concert together in Russia. In September, Anna and Tiago will go to Barcelona to meet Erwin who will be there singing the role of Escamillo in Bizet's "Carmen".

Both the russian-austrian opera diva and the uruguayan baritone confess to be very jealous. "She has bitten me, she always does" says Schrott showing a mark on his hand.

Anna Netrebko says that, next year, at the Salzburger Festspiele 2011, she will sing Rossini's "Stabat Mater". It had been announced that she would sing the role of Mimi in Puccini's "La Bohème" at the Salzburger Festspiele 2012. Talking about new opera roles, Anna says that Erwin could sing the role of Scarpia in Puccini's "Tosca" at any time, but she don't know if Tosca would be good for her voice. Erwin said: "Yes, it would be".

Schrott claims to be Netrebko's biggest fan.


  1. Hurray for a Anna Netrebko blog!!!! I really like it!

  2. Thanks Erika! Takk, Erika ! ;-))

  3. I bought this magazine in Salzburg taday. In the interview Erwin says they will have a concert together in Russia in the winter. Carlos, do you have any details?

  4. Wow!No, I don't have any news yet about that...

  5. They are also talking about Tosca. If I understand correctly Erwin wants to sing Scarpia but Anna does not consider Tosca suitable for her voice. Please correct me if I'm wrong, my German is quite primitive.

  6. I don't have the article on NEWS, but I have a copy of the (same) one in BUNTE and I didn't see anything about Tosca there.

  7. Well now I have a copy of the full article in NEWS and it's not exactly the same as in BUNTE. As far as I understand, Rally you are right. Anna says that Tosca is not for her voice. Just for the record, when Attila told her that she would be a great Butterfly, she said no, no. A few weeks later she sang for first time the aria "Un bel di vedremo" in a concert. So, let's hope she will sing "Vissi d'Arte" soon... ;-))))

    On the other hand, as far as I understand, next year she will sing Rossini's Stabat Mater in Salzburg.



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