In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal Anna Netrebko has revealed that she will be dropping the INA roles and adding new heavier roles. In those plans she is singing Eugene Onegin for next years opening night at the Met, Manon Lescaut in Munch in 2014, Lenora in Il Trovatore in Berlin in 2014 and Elsa in Lohengrin in 2016. She also said that Lady Macbeth will also happen as well as the rarely heard Giovanna d'Arco. Norma is also rumored for 2016 at the ROH.
Sadly Anna has stated that there will be no Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica, Desdemona or Maria in Simon Boccanegra. She will be retiring Gilda, Julietta and Manon.
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