Passion and collaboration are vital to a career in the performing arts, so it's not surprising that many artists end up sharing their lives with someone they met on stage. Five of our favorite Lincoln Center couples tell their stories. 

  • Soprano Anna Netrebko and Tenor Yusif Eyvazov

    Yusif and I met onstage when I was doing my first Manon Lescaut at the Rome Opera two years ago. We love performing together and are fortunate that we are singing a lot of the same repertoire right now; there is so much great music written for sopranos and tenors with our types of voices! Onstage we keep things very professional, but of course the love scenes come naturally.” —Anna


    Watch Anna and Yusif perform “Oh, sarò la più bella!... Tu, tu, amore? Tu?” from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

    • Pianists Lucille Chung and Alessio Bax

      Performing together is one of the greatest joys. We are each other's toughest critics, but at the end of the day we know exactly what the other is trying to achieve musically so we can bypass many steps in rehearsals and trust each other completely on stage. For Valentine’s Day this year, we will be home together. I am very excited about that. I love to cook, so I will probably prepare something special. Our daughter Mila, now 21 months old, is already a foodie and wants to try everything. She is eating better food than we are at this point, so it will be a joy to share the meal with her this time around!” —Alessio


      Watch Lucille and Alessio perform Piazzolla’s Libertango