On Friday the Metropolitan Opera Guild honored Anna Netrebko. Opera Wire in his report of the occasion mentions that Peter Gelb who spoke concerning the blackface controversy surrounding Aida said he talked with Netrebko and,“We discussed which shade she would be, but she resolved the issue by going to a tanning salon,” I am posting this because at the time I said that Anna gets that dark with a tan. If that's her natural skin with a tan, it can't be blackface. So there.
Wagner’s Die Walküre, Theater Basel, 24.09.2023
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