Officers say a scheduled efficiency by Russian opera singer Anna Netrebko within the Czech capital has been canceled
PRAGUE — A scheduled efficiency by Russian opera singer Anna Netrebko within the Czech capital has been canceled over political pressures as Russia wages conflict on Ukraine, Czech officers mentioned Thursday.
The announcement got here days after the Prague authorities mentioned that each one its coalition events “unequivocally” opposed the live performance, calling it “insensitive.”
Prague’s Municipal Home, the place Netrebko’s Oct. 16 efficiency was to happen, and the Nachtigall Artists Administration, an company that organized it, have agreed on the cancellation.
The soprano received’t demand compensation, the organizing company confirmed.
The Czech Republic has been a staunch supporter of Ukraine through the conflict. The governing coalition in Prague is made up of the identical political events that comprise the Czech authorities.
Netrebko sued the Metropolitan Opera in New York Metropolis over its choice to chop ties along with her final yr for refusing to repudiate her assist for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Her 2023-24 season contains engagements with Berlin’s Staatsoper unter den Linden, the Vienna State Opera, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and the Paris Opera.