Netrebko vs. Neuenfels
Those two stars of the opera world have a difference of opinion and now she is out, he is in. It has something to do with the different interpretation of Manon, of her dealing with the two men in her life. Netrebko insist Manon has no problem, Neuenfels believes Manon should express difficulties. Neuenfels relies on his male star Jonas Kaufmann, who presents his artistic creativity and manages to find a solution, and Kristine Opolais, who sang Manon with him in London, was available for the successful performance at the Münchner Staatsoper.
Btw: Netrebko is getting, ahem: hefty?