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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.

Cecilia Bartoli to Become Artistic Director for 2015 Salzburg Whitsun Festival in Austria, Appointed by Alexander Pereira

Cecilia Bartoli to Become Artistic Director for 2015 Salzburg Whitsun Festival in Austria, Appointed by Alexander Pereira >>

The Salzburg Whitsun Festival will has a new appointee this season: Cecilia Bartoli, who will head the post of artistic director. Bartoli, who has been at the helm since 2012, was given the appointment by Alexander Pereira.

Anna Netrebko Brings Down the Metropolitan Opera as Lady Macbeth in Verdi's Classic

Anna Netrebko Brings Down the Metropolitan Opera as Lady Macbeth in Verdi's Classic >>

One would think that if Anna Netrebko announced a new role, it would be met with excitement. However, this wasn't the case when Anna said she would go out for Lady Macbeth. But in light of her performance in Verdi's classic, Netrebko proved she can transcend any role.

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