Social Media Beat-Week (114/-19): Elizabeth DeShong Bids Farewell To The Obamas While Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo and Juan Diego Flórez Party in Vienna

By Francisco Salazar

It’s the weekend and that means we are going to take a look at some of the popular posts on social media some of the world’s greatest singers. This week included a number of political posts as well as behind the scenes posts in rehearsals. Enjoy!

Olga Peretyatko

The Russian Coloratura soprano has been at work preparing the revival of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at the Metropolitan Opera. During her breaks from rehearsal the soprano showed off two costumes from Michael Mayer’s production. The first costume came from the fourth act while the second costume was a blue skirt from the first act. At the end of the week, the soprano took a political stance calling for the end of racism.

Juan Diego Florez, Aida Garifullina and Placido Domingo.

The all star trio took some time on social media to put up pictures of rehearsal for Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette. Garifullina even posted a video of Florez and her sliding down part of the production while Domingo conducted them. Performances of “Romeo et Juliette” are set to open on Sunday and there will be a Livestream of one of the subsequent performances.


Anna Netrebko

Netrebko went back to rehearsals this week for a new production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” Netrebko is performing the role of Leonora alongside Roberto Alagna and Ludovic Tezier and from the looks of the first pictures, the diva is enjoying herself. The soprano ended her week at the annual Wiener ball where she partied the night away and even hung out with Placido Domingo and Juan Diego Florez. And speaking of partying, Netrebko was in London for a dinner and concert where she performed her hit song “La Voix.” Other special guests included Antonio Banderas, Elton John and Mariah Carey.

With great friends 🌹😍

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David Portillo

The American tenor is currently in Amsterdam rehearsing the role of  Pedrillo in Mozart’s “The Abduction of the Seraglio” and he showed off the whole team of the opera on instagram. However, during his time off from rehearsals, the tenor showed off a beautiful landscape of the city and also showed off a 45 minute workout that he went to.


Elizabeth DeShong

DeShong is currently rehearsing the role of Adalgisa in Bellini’s “Norma” alongside Sondra Radvanovsky in Chicago. during her time off, the mezzo has showed off pictures of the city and some of the sights. She has also been political throughout the week. DeShong posted a picture thanking the Obamas for the wonderful presidency and even posted a picture of her equality tattoo. On Twitter she also posted numerous sites that linked to the Women’s march around the country.


Resting up to keep fighting for what is right! #thankyouObama #equality #theresistance

A photo posted by Elizabeth DeShong (@egdeshong) on