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New York's Metropolitan Opera |  Instead of condemning Putin, Anna Netrepo will step down

New York’s Metropolitan Opera | Instead of condemning Putin, Anna Netrepo will step down

(New York) Soprano Anna Netrepo has withdrawn from future engagement at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York instead of condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Released at 1:57 p.m.

Ronald Plum
Associated Press

Thus New York House loses one of the most popular voices at the box office. “Anna Med is one of the greatest singers in history, but since Putin killed innocent victims in Ukraine, there is no other way,” the general manager of the “Med” said in a statement.

Peter Kelp said on Sunday that the Med would not hire artists who support President Putin. Mead is said to have tried to persuade M in recent daysMe Netrefko should reject the Russian president. But the popular house did not succeed, as this detail was not made public, anonymous, said someone familiar with the matter.

Met’s decision follows the collapse of the international career of Russian conductor Valerie Kerky, who was close to President Putin as art director and general manager of the Marinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.

In 2014, Anna Netrebko from Krasnodar in western Russia donated 1 million rubles (then US $ 18,500) to the opera house in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, which is controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

Soprano walked out of all of his upcoming shows on Tuesday. Her next scheduled event was in Barcelona on April 3, followed by a concert with her husband, Azerbaijani tenant Youssef Ivasov, and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra on April 13.

“I stand against this meaningless war of aggression. I call on Russia to end this war now and save all of us. We need peace now. I do not have time to compose and play. So for now I have decided to step back from the scene. Hard decision, but I know my audience will understand and appreciate this decision.

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In Wagner’s new production of the “Lohengrin”, the Med also announced that instead of sharing them with the Bolshoi Opera Moscow as originally planned, it would build its sets and design its costumes next season.