Archive for Friday, December 23, 2005

Russian soprano delays Carnegie Hall performance

December 23, 2005


— Anna Netrebko, the glamorous young Russian soprano, has canceled her debut recital at Carnegie Hall, saying she's not ready to perform a solo concert there.

"After much thought, I have asked Carnegie Hall for permission to postpone my recital on March 2, 2006, to a future season," an apologetic Netrebko said in a statement issued Wednesday by Carnegie Hall.

"I have sung very few recitals in my career, and I do not feel artistically ready yet to present a recital program on the great stage of Carnegie Hall. I know that with more recital experience this will change, and I feel a strong responsibility to present only my very best at this great concert hall and to the New York public."

Earlier this month, the 34-year-old Netrebko received critical praise for her appearance as Gilda in a sold-out performance of Verdi's "Rigoletto" at the Metropolitan Opera House.

"I promise to see you soon on the stage of Carnegie Hall!" Netrebko said in her statement.


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