Anna Netrebko

NEW YORK, New York, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Classical / Other
Deutsche Grammophon
Netrebko and Villazon team up for another spectacular release 10/28/2008!

“DG has now given us another fine recording, with what many a young enthusiast might consider a “dream team” in Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón.”

Julie Amacher of Minnesota Public Radio has written: "There are plenty of recordings of Puccini's "La Boheme." But this latest one stands out, thanks to the star soloists in the lead roles and a conductor who knows how to bring out the drama in this most popular of all operas.Mimi, in turn, reveals her tender story to Rodolfo in, "Si, mi chiamano Mimi." Anna Netrebko has a powerful voice, with a broad range that I find to be most captivating when she sings softly.The cast is filled with singers who love to act. Their passion for this work is genuine, capturing every mood. Add to that the fresh energy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, with Bertrand de Billy at the helm, and it's easy to make room for one more recording of this operatic favorite."


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Russian Album

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre

Valery Gergiev

Available January 9


Netrebko retraces her roots by releasing an album of Russian repertoire.

Anna Netrebko has made it her mission to bring opera to a wider public. The huge success of her star turns as Manon at the LA Opera and Norina in Don Pasquale at the Met, not to mention La Traviata performances in Salzburg, exceptional record sales, and sold-out arena concerts are all proof positive that Anna knows how to captivate audiences. Now, for the first time, Anna Netrebko is ready to lavish her pure, powerful voice on composers from her homeland, in a program of some of the most beautiful arias and songs in the Russian repertoire.

This is a deeply personal recording, made in the opera house where she first found stardom, St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, working with a conductor who has been her mentor and friend since he picked her for his opera company – Valery Gergiev. What a fantastic team to interpret the treasures of Russian opera for the world!

Gergiev has often said he is happy to dedicate a large part of his life to doing just this, and Anna Netrebko is happy to be part of this mission.

“Ten years ago Russian opera was much less known outside Russia, but that is changed now – and it’s because Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky are working very hard and doing many won¬derful new productions,” she says. Gergiev is justifiably proud of his cultural heritage. “The Russians have accomplished a great deal in opera. I think we regard ourselves as the fortunate bearers of one of the most important traditions in music history. And together with Anechka [his familiar name for Anna], in works like Prokofiev’s War and Peace and Betrothal in a Monastery, we’ve tested it in the proving ground of London, Milan and America.”

Anna herself is very pleased to have introduced American audiences to Glinka. “Eleven years ago we appeared in San Francisco in Ruslan and Lyudmila. I return there quite often but that particular performance is still in people’s memories. That means that this opera, this music, is still ringing in their ears. I think that’s wonderful.”

The album also celebrates the fairytale tunes from Rachmaninov, music by Glinka, and the “Swan Princess Aria” from Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tale of Tsar Sultan – the opera with the familiar “Flight of the Bumblebee”, another selection on the album, as well as two well-known Rachmaninov songs, here in versions with orchestra.



Arias and Duets from La Traviata

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Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon, Thomas Hampson

Available November 8 - Order at Amazon


"The Real Deal. Opera News

The Whole Package. Vanity Fair

Be forewarned: Netrebko can be habit-forming." - The Washington Post


The soprano is a dream a virtuoso singer of endless versatility, smoldering presence and inimitable sound who happens to be fashion model gorgeous. Town & Country

Her voice is meltingly beautiful with its creamy legato and luminous sound, tinged with a plaintive quality that never disappears, even in cheerful music. She is a clear-headed musician. New York Times

Her voice is more lustrous, more substantial than before - the lower range darker and richer, the higher notes brilliant if not totally secure, the legato phrases luxuriously long - she deserves the hype she has received New Yorker

She's a singer of evident intelligence and imagination. Gramophone Editor's Choice Awards Issue 2004

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is the belle of today's operatic ball - it's exciting to watch a gifted singer mature and develop, and this album offers a chance to see Netrebko's artistry evolve. Billboard

The Diva is IN[Netrebko], a camera-ready favorite rocketing to world stardom. Opera News

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