"Straight, ya know!"

Controversial soprano Anna Netrebko has gone on record categorically denying recent rumors that she… is a lesbian? (My dears, La Cieca has been out of the dating pool for a while, but even she wouldn’t mistake Erwin Schrott for a girl!)

Well, my dear Sapphic comrades, all La Cieca can say is, you win some, you lose some. Really, girls, how many toaster ovens does one actually need? After all, this week, your team got Jodie Foster plus a first-round draft pick for Queen Latifah. But, sorry ladies, no Netrebko for you! As blogged by Opera Chic earlier today, our Anna asserted, “Ein für alle Mal: Ich bin nicht lesbisch!”

It should perhaps be noted that she — Anna, that is, not Opera Chic — was speaking to a journalist from the glossy German-language celeb mag Bunte at the time. Presumably the declaration would hold up in any language: “Once and for all, I’m not a Gay!”

It seems that there were rumors swirling around Anna since she has been palling around (though not gal-palling around!) with out lesbian pop singer Lucy Diakovska from the band No Angels. La Netrebko explained to Bunte “We went out for a meal together. We happened to meet at a television taping and got along well. I was a huge fan of No Angels and Lucy loves opera. You shouldn’t make anything more of it.”

The article goes on to say that Netrebko is 36, which would suggest that the rest of the piece is fairly accurate. And, to tell the truth, that’s about the whole story, except that Bunte posted a lavish photo gallery of Netrebkiana, with captions that don’t always relate to the image. Well, anyway, this is what I mean:

In a related story, Renée Fleming announced earlier today that she plans attend the Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show show as the guest of Camille Paglia.

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