Keri-Lynn Wilson did not want to conduct Anna Netrebko at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.
The conductor, who was originally set to conduct the soprano in a production of “Tosca” told she the AP, “I said, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t perform with Ms. Netrebko.”
The theater then said, “‘Don’t worry, she’s bringing her own conductor.’ So it was fine. Fortunately, I have all the rehearsals. She’s just stepping in the middle.”
(Update: Per the Associated Press, the other conductor will also get rehearsals)
The conductor’s comments came in regard to the cancelation of Russian works but noted that she drew a line between Russian works and performers who supported the Putin Regime.
Wilson is currently performing “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” which OperaWire praised stating “Keri-Lynn Wilson shined.” The conductor is next set to perform alongside Ekaterina Semenchuk in Bordeaux; Semenchuk has been a constant presence at the Mariinsky Theatre since Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year and has performed frequently alongside Putin supporter Valery Gergiev.