Until a few days ago, the contact information on Anna Netrebko’s site stated that her general management was Centre Stage Artist Management in Berlin. CSAM’s managing director, Judith Neuhoff, was her global representative except for Russia, which is handled by Maxim Berin in Monaco. Now Miguel Esteban is listed as her ‘advisor’.
CSAM is part of the vast Universal Music company which owns various music labels including Decca, EMI, Capitol, Motown, Virgin, and the company Netrebko is signed up to, Deutsche Grammophon.
On 8 March, Universal withdrew its operations in Russia:
Effective immediately, we are suspending all operations in Russia and closing our offices there. We urge an end to the violence in Ukraine as soon as possible. We are adhering to international sanctions and, along with our employees and artists, have been working with groups from a range of countries to support humanitarian relief efforts to bring urgent aid to refugees in the region.
CSAM and Anna Netrebko have not issued statements.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.