Sunday, December 2, 2007
Diva Diaries: A Pop Star-like Soprano
What do $7000-dollar opera tickets, a filled-out Berlin stadium, paparazzi mania, and Nouveau Riche have in common?
Anna Netrebko: a 36-year-old Metropolitan Opera soprano with old-school Hollywood glamour who manages to outsell both Beyoncé and Britney Spears.
Netrebko is the new popularizer of opera, apparently. Or such is the hype, at least. But as many critics and hard-core opera lovers say, if a soprano is too popular maybe she is not that technically good, perhaps?
We'll see how she will continue to fare. However, I suspect that if she is good enough for the Met, she might just be that: good enough.
graph per ny times