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Met Opera Swaps Anna Netrebko for Sondra Radvanovsky as Bellini's 'Norma' >>

The Metropolitan Opera this week switched the announced performer in the title role of Vincenzo Bellini's opera 'Norma' for their upcoming 2017-18 season. Sondra Radvanovsky will replace Anna Netrebko beginning with the Met's season opener on September 25, 2017.

Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko

Watch Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov Tie the Knot at Palais Coburg in Vienna >>

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko tied the knot Tuesday morning to her beau, Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov. The ceremony, which accommodated only a small circle of friends and family, took place at the Palais Coburg in Vienna.

Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov Premiere at Beiteddine Art Festival, Aug. 27

Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov Premiere at Beiteddine Art Festival, Aug. 27 >>

In a most anticipated debut, the famous Russian soprano Anna Netrebko will perform at this year's Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon on Aug. 27. The event is scheduled to take place during the festival's July 27 to Sept. 5 run this year.

Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Treliński Debut 'Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle' on PBS, July 12

Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Treliński Debut 'Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle' on PBS July 12 >>

As if you didn't have enough planned for the summer, now comes a most anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut. Polish film director Mariusz Treliński is gearing up to premiere two rarely performed one-act productions, that of Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle.

Anna Netrebko Rumored to Cancel 'Iolanta' Performance Due to Throat Infection

CONSOLATION PRIZE: Anna Netrebko Canceling Tchaik's 'Iolanta' Due to Throat Infection?...WIN IT ON CD! >>

We're going to miss her, indeed. And if you are, too, Classicalites, just answer the following quiz correctly--by our standards, at least--and win Deutsche Grammophon's two-CD Iolanta set of Netrebko, Sergey Skorokhodov, Alexey Markov, Vitalij Kowaljow and the Emmanuel Villaume-led Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. We'll throw in another live Blu-Ray of her Verdi, Mozart and Puccini at Salzburg, as well.

Anna Netrebko Talks Love for Justin Bieber, 'Aladdin' on Broadway and Lady Gaga

Anna Netrebko Talks Love for Justin Bieber, 'Aladdin' on Broadway and Lady Gaga >>

One of opera's biggest names, Anna Netrebko, has had a bit of bad press lately regarding the Ukrainian-Russian tensions in Eastern Europe. But, like any normal person, Miss Netrebko has her own story to tell and recently spoke out about her troubled past, Justin Bieber and more.

Anna Netrebko Announces Performance of 'Iolanta' at Royal Albert Hall Outing June 24

Anna Netrebko Announces Performance of 'Iolanta' at Royal Albert Hall Outing June 24 >>

Opera's beloved darling, Anna Netrebko, is proud to announce a recently added gig at the world famous Royal Albert Hall. In association with the venue and U-Live, the special Iolanta performance is scheduled for June 24.

Coming in Clutch: Anna Netrebko to Stand In for Flu-Ridden Elina Garanca in Sunday Performance at the Metropolitan Opera

Clutch Time! Anna Netrebko to Stand In for Flu-Ridden Elina Garanca in Sunday Performance at the Metropolitan Opera >>

Calling in an understudy? Definitely not. While Elina Garanca, the Latvian mezzo-soprano, may be phoning in sick to this Sundays Metropolitan Opera performance, audiences will be pleased to know the Anna Netrebko intends to stand at the plate for her.

Roman J. Torgovitsky

Netrebko and Met's 'Iolanta' Curtain Call Interrupted by Wounded Ukrainian Warrior Roman Torgovitsky >>

Earlier this evening, Anna Netrebko's title performance in the Metropolitan Opera's brand spankin' new production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta was interrupted at the very bitter end by a man Classicalite has identified as one Roman J. Torgovitsky--founder/CEO of Wounded Warrior Ukraine.

Violinist Gidon Kremer Says Netrebko's Donation to Donetsk Opera a 'Completely Conscious and Political Act'

Violinist Gidon Kremer Says Netrebko's Donation to Donetsk Opera a "Completely Conscious and Political Act" >>

For the world-renowned soprano, Anna Netrebko, her latest endorsement of an opera theatre in Donetsk has brought with it some political tension. It has been reported that Latvian violinist, Gidon Kremer, said of the singer that her intentions were of a "completely conscious and political act."

With No Political Affiliation Anna Netrebko Gets Pegged After Posing with Russia Separatist Flag and Donating to Donetsk Opera

With No Political Affiliation, Anna Netrebko Pegged After Posing with Russia Separatist Flag, Donating to Donetsk Opera >>

Earlier this week opera diva Anna Netrebko made a donation to an opera house in Donetsk, but the donation has landed her in the political hot seat as the singer was pictured with a flag used by some separatist groups. Netrebko made the donation Sunday, Dec. 7, in St. Petersburg, handing over 1 million rubles to Oleg Tsarov, a politician who, according to "The New York Times," hopes to unite Donetsk with another separatist region. It was ensured, also, that Tsarov would be able to get the check to its intended destination. But the singer was caught off-guard when the politician asked her to hold a flag and pose for a picture — which then circulated on Twitter with the caption "Anna Netrebko has taken up the flag of Novorossiya!" It was said by the soprano from the initial release that the donation was made specifically for art's sake and not to be confused with any kind of political agency. That, nonetheless, has not removed her from being inundated with political philosophy.

Anna Netrebko Shows Support to East Ukrainians, Poses with Novorossia During St. Petersburg Press Conference

Anna Netrebko Supports East Ukrainians, Poses with Novorossian Flag at St. Petersburg Presser >>

A Russian-Austrian opera soprano, Anna Netrebko showed support to east Ukrainians during a press conference in St. Petersburg over the weekend. The world-renowned singer posed with of the top political leaders while holding the flag of Novorossia. Russian Channel 5 TV showed her giving the cheque to Oleg Tsarev, a leader of the armed separatists in Donetsk. She also said she would be donating 1 million roubles to the Donetsk Opera Theatre. When asked about her view on the political strife that has killed more than 4,000 people since May, the soprano said it was not about politics as much as it was about art. "I have a lot of musician friends in Donetsk," she said per "The Guardian." "We have been writing to each other a lot, and they told me the theater was sacred for them, and the building had been partly damaged." She added: "I decided that I wanted to help as much as I can. I think it's the right thing to do because art is art, and helps us get through all situations."

Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov Announce St. Petersburg as Wedding Destination but 'Not in Winter'

Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov Announce St. Petersburg as Wedding Destination but 'Not in Winter' >>

It was announced that Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov had made plans to tie the knot earlier this year. And now, the couple announced St. Petersburg as their destination with Yusif chiming in "next summer," probably in August.

With Faith: Daniel Barenboim and Pope Francis Meet and Discuss Middle East and Music

With Faith: Daniel Barenboim and Pope Francis Meet and Discuss Middle East and Music >>

It wouldn't be the first time the maestro Daniel Barenboim meets the pope--citing earlier performances for Pope Benedict. Now, as of Nov. 17, Barenboim, 72, was received by Pope Francis.

Anna Netrebko and Others to Perform at Russia's Bolshoi Theater on October 28, First Ever in Nation's History

Anna Netrebko and Others to Perform at Russia's Bolshoi Theater on October 28, First Ever in Nation's History >>

Anna Netrebko couldn't stay out of the limelight if she tried. As its been reported, the opera diva will take her talents over to the Ruskies in motherland Russia on October 28, marking her first Bolshoi Theater performance ever.

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