Anna Netrebko says she's pregnant

February 4, 2008 7:54:03 AM PST
Anna Netrebko says it is a high note of another kind: She is pregnant and she's getting married.

The 36-year-old star soprano and her fiance, Uruguayan baritone Erwin Schrott, are expecting a child this autumn, Netrebko's management company said Monday.

"We are both very, very happy that soon there will be three of us," Netrebko said in a statement.

It will be her first child. She and Schrott, 35, became engaged late last year in New York.

Netrebko is scheduled to perform in Massenet's "Manon," which opens April 4 at the Vienna State Opera, and this summer with star tenor Rolando Villazon in Charles Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet" at the Salzburg Festival.

She "will keep her engagements as long as her doctors permit it," said her manager, Jeffrey Vanderveen.