11. August 2009 · Comments Off on Me Too! · Categories: News, Opera

Soprano Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata.

The popular Russian soprano told a German newspaper that she won’t be appearing in the production because she wants a new challenge and doesn’t want to compete with her previous performance.

I read it here.

I feel that way about certain works I’ve played. I mean … if I played really well the last time, I hate to compete with that!

Oh yeah … but I’m not quite at Netrebko’s level, am I?

But still … ??