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Behind the Netrebko breakup

Behind the Netrebko breakup
Behind the Netrebko breakup

A couple of weeks ago, Yusif Eyvazov changed managements.

Nothing earth-shattering about that except that it was a move he made alone, independently of his powerful wife, the soprano Anna Netrebko.

Today, the couple announced the end of their marriage.

Set aside the personal aspects. It’s the professional angle that cuts deep.

Anna’s opera and concert engagements are handled by a personal manager, Miguel Esteban.

Yusif tried to establish his own agency at the start of the year. Early this month he moved quietly to Swiss-discreet Ariosi management.

That marks a parting of professional ways. Anna is anxious to recover from being banned by the Met and most western houses over her early support for Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian wars. Yusif, who is also head of opera and ballet in his home country Azerbaijan, has other ambitions. His occasional political statements have been unhelpful to her cause. And his artistry is not of her unique calibre.

So the biggest power couple in opera have broken up.

Let us wish them well on their separate trajectories.

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