After being cancelled by the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC among other opera companies, Anna Netrebko still has the power to completely sell-out tickets to her performances. It seems as though even if some opera houses try to cancel her, the public still adores her and supports her whole-heartedly. In a smart move by Opéra de Monte-Carlo, they refused to give in to the cancel-culture mob and offered her the title role of Manon Lescaut, which has been extremely profitable and worthwhile for the opera company. Perhaps the Metropolitan Opera and others can learn from Opéra de Monte-Carlo, that even if an administration tries to cancel an artist, it will not work unless they have the public in agreement. The Metropolitan Opera is at the risk of failing as an institution and desperately needs to sell tickets to their half-empty and desolate house, and could learn from Monte-Carlo's decision to give the audience what they desire.
The people have spoken- Anna Netrebko simply can not be cancelled. She has the undying love and unwavering support of her loyal fans all over the globe, as is evident in the amount of calls the opera company received from the public trying to order tickets to an already over-filled house. The fact remains that Anna Netrebko is as popular as she has ever been, and in furthermore, she has gained more fans who sympathize with her over the predicament she's been forced into.
The performances of Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' are to be held on April 22, 24, 27, and 30.
Tenor Yusif Eyvazov, Netrebko's husband, is scheduled to sing Des Grieux.
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