Friday, May 31, 2013


I recently started a Google Alert for items in German about my big three singers.  I foolishly did not remember that Germany (actually Austria in this case) is the gossip capitol of the world.  Major gossip.  Sigh.

Here is the short version.  In Vienna was an event called the Life Ball.  Erwin Schrott attended as part of the show, doing his tango act.  Anna Netrebko is Russian and doesn't know from tango.  She performed the night before for the aids benefit.  Anna attended the Life Ball alone as part of the audience and in order to show off 7m Euros of Chopard jewelry.  There's a party and Anna is a party girl.  Besides, my guess is that Chopard pays her to go.  Here is Anna being interviewed on the magenta carpet.

Here are photos from the ball, including one of Anna and Erwin together.

I have also seen a film of Anna dancing in the outfit shown right while Adam Lambert performs. 

So here is the gossip magazine style article.  It basically says they are over.  My sense of it is that it's something made out of nothing. 

Here is another article saying they are together.  I don't know.  You tell me.

I wouldn't be famous for all the money in the world.

P.S.  Here is more, a bit more sensible.


Anonymous said...

Please tell us !
anyway, thanks for your blog and your translations german-english
best regards

Anonymous said...

Please, do

Dr.B said...

Forgive me for the way I wrote this. Apparently this is all well known in the German press.