The Evening's Program:
Bellini: La sonnambula: “Ah, non credea… Ah! Non giunge” (aria with cabaletta)
Tchaikovsky: Iolanta Arioso
Rimsky-Korsakov: Song “Redeyet oblakov letucaya gryada” (The line of flying clouds grows thin), op. 42 no. 3
Rachmaninoff: Song: “Zdes horosho” (“How fair this spot“) op. 21, No 7
Tchaikovsky: Song “Den li tsarit” (“Amidst the day”) op. 47, no 6
Verdi: Otello, Duet Act I: “Già nella notte densa” duet with Yusif Eyvazov
Strauss: Song: “Cäcilie”, op. 27 no. 2
Dvorak: Rusalka: „Song to the moon“
Ponchielli: La Gioconda: “Suicidio!”
Kálmán: Die Csardasfürstin: “Heia, in den Bergen“
Anna Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star, and in the process she has become the most acclaimed and widely recognized classical singer in the world today. Regularly headlining productions at virtually all the world’s leading opera houses, the Russian soprano has been hailed as “the reigning new diva of the early 21st century.” In 2007 she became the first classical musician to be included in Time 100,Time magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world. Her beautiful, dark, distinctive voice and her elegant and alluring stage presence have prompted critics to describe her as “Audrey Hepburn with a voice” and “a singer who simply has it all: a voice of astounding purity, precision, and scope, extensive dynamic and tonal range, imagination, insight, and wit – all combined with a dazzling charisma that makes it all but impossible to look away when she is performing.” More Info About This Artist...
Since her triumphant Salzburg Festival debut in 2002 as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Anna Netrebko has gone on to appear with nearly all of the world’s great opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the Vienna State Opera, the Paris Opera, the Zurich Opera, the Berlin State Opera, and Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. She frequently returns to the Kirov Opera at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg (where she made her stage debut as Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro) to collaborate with her longtime mentor, conductor Valery Gergiev. Her other signature roles of past and present have included Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème; Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata; Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Elvira in his I puritani, and Amina in his La sonnambula; Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni; Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Adina in his L’elisir d’amore, and the title roles in his Lucia di Lammermoor and Anna Bolena; the title role in Massenet’s Manon; Juliette in Gounod’sRoméo et Juliette; and the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. Anna Netrebko also appears extensively in concerts throughout the world, both in revered music venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and in arenas in front of tens of thousands of people. Her outdoor concerts at venues ranging from Berlin’s Waldbühne to Moscow’s Red Square, where she has shared the stage with artists such as Plácido Domingo and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, are often internationally televised events. She is a fixture at the Salzburg Festival and has headlined the famous Last Night of the BBC Proms in London. Netrebko also frequently appears in recital with the world’s leading artists, including Daniel Barenboim.
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