Spoiler Alert: Erwin Schrott and Anna Netrebko are in love. Fo'realz.
The Russian soprano and Uruguayan baritone bask in the cover-story spotlight of Corriere della Sera's Io Donna in an article called "Viviamo d'Arte, Viviamo d'Amore" which the "superstar couple of opera" spoke in ways that would make Romeo & Juliet blush, accompanied by pull quotes like (all translations are property of OC kthnxbi):
"The opera that we interpret best? Our love story. Full of jealousy like a melodrama, and full of romantic banquets (if Erwin cooks)"
"They're gorgeous, bravi and glam: Called the 'Brad and Angelia of Opera' but their feet are on the ground. And in the final hours before their first tour together -- between a kiss or two -- they confess. Playful jokes included."
The article opened with a description of the photo shoot in Paris where the chemistry between the two was described as "sparkling magic", playful as lovesick teenagers (Schrott is 39 and Anna will be 40 in September) to which Anna (described as "today's star of bel canto") responded, "It's our normal life -- this is."
Called "la coppia piu' bella dell'Opera" where "mi amor" was batted between the two, they held nothing back, including their sex life (sex-havers having sex):
Russian, English, Spanish -- What's the language you guys speak?
Erwin: We speak in English with a bit of Russian and a bit of Spanish.
Anna: To Tiago I speak Russian and Erwin speaks Spanish.
In moments of love?
Erwin: Spanish, naturally.
You live in both Vienna and New York, but where is home?
Erwin: Wherever she is.
Anna: Wherever he is.
And Anna spoke about her curves:
You guys are the proof that vocal force doesn't depend on big bodies. Anna, they define you as "Audrey Hepburn with a voice" like that which Callas aspired to.
Anna: No no, i'm the opposite of Callas. Callas wanted to become Hepburn after she was robust. Fifteen years ago I was a tiny little thing, now I'm "piu rotonda" but I love myself like this. Above all, Erwin loves me more like this (she turns to Erwin and says, "Isn't that right, mi amor?" and the two start again with the kissing, and Erwin makes gestures of huge approval --ndr.]
Anna: My real problem is that Erwin's a huge talent in the kitchen and I like to eat.
Erwin: For years I helped my dad in his restaurant. Now I have a dream to open a restaurant in Vienna.
In the recent spell of Netrebko re-branding (personally, we're all for Netrebko 2.0 and encourage all of our perfume-launching, restaurant-opening, crossover-embracing opera singers), if we see Trebs snuggling up to Jusin Bieber (like Kim Kardashian did), don't count us as surprised.
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