Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov Lucerne Concert Postponed

By Francisco Salazar

Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov’s concert in Lucerne on June 5, 2022, has been postponed.

The KKL Luzern stage noted, “The Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov concert is postponed due to current events. All tickets purchased remain valid. We will announce the new date in due course. We hope for your understanding of the situation, which is beyond the organizer’s control.”

The news comes weeks after the Lucerne Festival, Verbier Festival, together with the OSR orchestra of Geneva released a statement regarding Russian artists noting, “collectively, we confirm our continued support of Russian artists. Those who have not aligned themselves with the actions of the Russian government do not deserve to be excluded from international musical life simply because of their nationality. Furthermore, we refuse to turn our backs on the rich heritage of Russian culture, including the great works of Russian composers that have so often been created as hymns to freedom, fraternity, and values we hold dear. We are united in our belief in the value of music and of artists as messengers of peace and dialogue.”

Netrebko has seen many of her performances canceled due to previous ties to Putin and has released three statements denouncing the war and attempting to distance herself from the Russian president. The soprano returns to the stage in Monte-Carlo for a production of “Manon Lescaut” this month.