The agent of the Russian and Austrian opera singer Anna Netrebko Maxim Berin on Thursday, April 7, confirmed her participation in the festival “Stars of the White Nights” of the Mariinsky Theater, which will be held from May to July 2022.
“Mariinsky Theater has announced Anna Netrebko’s participation in the festival, opera singer’s agent Maxim Berin confirms her participation in the event,”
– told the “News” in the press service of the artist.
Earlier, TASS, citing the press service of the Mariinsky Theater, said that Netrebko will perform at the music festival “Stars of the White Nights”. The cultural institution clarified that the poster of the Mariinsky Theater is still being formed for a short time, but confirmed that Netrebko is going to perform in the festival program.
March 31 Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater canceled Netrebko’s speech because of her position on the situation in Ukraine. NOVAT was going to provide a hall for the artist’s performance on June 2, but after her statement on the situation decided to deny the organizers a concert. As noted in the theater, living in Europe and the opportunity to perform on European stages for Netrebko were more important than the homeland.
On March 30, Netrebko announced that she would return to performances in late May, first in Europe. At the same time she expressed her position on the events in Ukraine and noted that she lives in Austria and is a tax resident of this country.
On March 5, Berin reported that Netrebko had decided to suspend his creative activities for the near future. According to the producer, this is due to pressure from the international cultural community.
Shortly before that, on March 1, Netrebko canceled a planned concert in Hamburg. The German newspaper Spiegel quoted the singer’s comment in this regard:
“Now is not the time for me to perform and play music.”
On March 1, it became known that Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, who had previously been asked to take a clear position on Russia’s special operation in Ukraine, removed from office chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.