norman lebrecht

September 12, 2023

With suspicious synchronicity, two pictures have appeared online of the Russian soprano wearing a t-shirt bearing the legend ‘to Berlin’.

The slogan was used by Soviet forces in the second world war. It is seen nowadays on Russian tanks in Ukraine.

Both pictures were taken at a product signing in 2010.

They do not necessarily signify Netrebko’s support for Putin’s subsequent aggressions.


By mrtrv