This Friday night in entrance of the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden it’s more likely to be much more stressed than typical when there are performances in the home: the primary of 4 appearances by the Russian-Austrian opera star Anna Netrebko is developing.
From 6:30 p.m., numerous organizations known as for an illustration after they wrote an open letter calling on Berlin politicians and particularly the director of the State Opera Matthias Schulz (in useless) to cancel the “Macbeth” efficiency.
Now the Ukrainian ambassador Oleksii Makeiev has additionally spoken out, initially with a press release on Probability.org, the place on the finish of August the gastroenterologist Carsten Grötzinger launched a petition with the title: “No look by Anna Netrebko on the Berlin State Opera!” had began. This has now been signed by virtually 36,000 folks.
It solely condemned the struggle with out mentioning who began it within the first place and who’s waging it in a genocidal method.
Oleksii MakeievUkrainian ambassador in Berlin
Makeiev accuses Anna Netrebko, who was born in Krasnodar in 1971, of bearing “private duty” for the Russian struggle of aggression, no matter her subsequent condemnations of the struggle: “Within the belated assertion she solely condemned the struggle with out mentioning who began it within the first place and whoever leads it genocidally.”
Makeiev additionally criticizes the Unter den Linden State Opera particularly for working “tradition as typical”: “With Netrebko, the stage of the German State Opera will appear to be it did earlier than the struggle. (…) The directorate sends an indication of ‘normality’ and thus an indication of wanting the opposite method – as if actuality had not modified. (…) I’m sorry that the opera prefers to listen to Ms. Netrebko’s soprano voice as a substitute of our arguments.”
Tickets nonetheless obtainable for 220 euros
In an article within the “Berliner Morgenpost”, which Makeiev wrote along with Member of the European Parliament Sergey Lagodinsky, he deepened his criticism of Netrebko’s look: “No backdrops can conceal the background of a former Putin supporter. And no soprano voice replaces the voice of duty.”
Regardless of all the things: the stage on the State Opera for Netrebko is about. And other than Sunday, September seventeenth, when Verdi’s “Macbeth” is offered out, there are nonetheless tickets obtainable for the performances on September fifteenth, twenty first and twenty third, at the very least within the very excessive value ranges of 190 and 220 euros.