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Anna Netrebko

 
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Anna Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star. Today’s reigning prima donna, she routinely headlines major productions at leading opera houses across the globe, and was the first classical musician to be chosen as one of the "Time 100", Time magazine’s list of the world’s most ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Anna Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star. Today’s reigning prima donna, she routinely headlines major productions at leading opera houses across the globe, and was the first classical musician to be chosen as one of the "Time 100", Time magazine’s list of the world’s most ... (read complete bio)
 

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Michael Volle as Scarpia and Anna Netrebko in the title role of Puccini's "Tosca." Ph Photo

Michael Volle as Scarpia and Anna Netrebko in the title role of Puccini's "Tosca." Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera

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Anna Netrebko in the title role and Yusif Eyvazov as Cavaradossi in Puccini's "Tosca. Photo

Anna Netrebko in the title role and Yusif Eyvazov as Cavaradossi in Puccini's "Tosca." Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera

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Anna Netrebko in the title role of Puccini's "Tosca." Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera

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Anna Netrebko in the title role of Puccini's "Tosca." Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera

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Anna Netrebko in the title role and Michael Volle as Scarpia in Puccini's "Tosca." Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera

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Anna Netrebko in the title role of Puccini's "Tosca." Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera

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Anna Netrebko in the title role of Puccini's "Tosca." Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera

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Anna Netrebko Biography

Anna Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star. Today’s reigning prima donna, she routinely headlines major productions at leading opera houses across the globe, and was the first classical musician to be chosen as one of the "Time 100", Time magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people. With her distinctively beautiful voice, abundant charisma, and arresting stage presence, she makes an indelible impression with each of the roles she portrays. An iconic figure both on and off the stage, the Russian soprano enjoys a level of superstardom that extends far beyond the classical realm.

Since her triumphant Salzburg Festival debut in 2002 as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Netrebko has gone on to appear with nearly all the world’s great opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, London’s Royal Opera House, Milan’s La Scala, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Zurich Opera, 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. As well as Mozart’s Susanna, Netrebko’s other signature roles past and present include Puccini’s Mimì (La bohème) and Manon Lescaut; Verdi’s Violetta (La traviata), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Leonora (Il Trovatore), and Giovanna d’Arco; Bellini’s Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Elvira (I puritani), and Amina (La sonnambula); Mozart’s Donna Anna (Don Giovanni); Donizetti’s Norina (Don Pasquale), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), and Anna Bolena; the title role in Massenet’s Manon; Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette; Tchaikovsky’s Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) and Iolanta, and Elsa in Wagner’s Lohengrin.

Netrebko also appears extensively in concerts throughout the world, both in famous music venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and in arenas in front of tens of thousands of people. Her outdoor concerts – in which she has shared the stage with artists such as Plácido Domingo and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, at places ranging from Berlin’s Waldbühne to Moscow’s Red Square – are often internationally televised events. She is a fixture at the Salzburg Festival, has headlined the famous Last Night of the Proms in London, and has appeared in the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series each year since its launch during the 2006-07 season. She also frequently appears in recital with the world’s leading artists, including Daniel Barenboim.

Last season reaffirmed Netrebko’s standing as the undisputed prima donna of our time. She received an eleven-minute ovation for her season-opening appearance in the title role of Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco at La Scala, and made her sold-out solo recital debut at the Metropolitan Opera and a triumphant first foray into Wagner as Elsa at Dresden’s Semperoper. Now the soprano launches 2016-17 with her first solo release in three years: Verismo, which captures her voice in full bloom in some of the most iconic arias and duets of Italian opera. The new season showcases four of her now-signature roles, namely Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, in a North American role debut at the Metropolitan Opera and house debut at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre; Tchaikovsky’s Tatiana, reprised at the Met and in a house role debut at Paris Opera; Verdi’s Lady Macbeth, in a return to Martin Kušej’s production at the Bavarian State Opera; and Verdi's Leonora in a new production of Il Trovatore at the Vienna State Opera. In addition, Netrebko returns to La Scala as Violetta in La traviata, bringing the one-time signature role out of retirement for three farewell performances in Liliana Cavani’s classic production, and stars in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur – as featured on Verismo – at the Mariinsky Theatre. In concert, she makes a series of high-profile international appearances with Yusif Eyvazov, in cities including Cologne, Paris, Toronto, and Los Angeles, before returning to New York to headline a pair of star-studded gala events: the annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala and the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala, which celebrates half a century in the company’s current home.

Anna Netrebko boasts an extensive discography that includes solo albums, complete opera recordings, and concert repertoire. Her solo discs for Deutsche Grammophon – Opera Arias, Sempre Libera, Russian Album, Souvenirs, In the Still of Night, Anna Netrebko: Live at the Metropolitan Opera, and Anna Netrebko: Verdi – have all been bestsellers, as have her full-length recordings of La traviata, Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Giovanna d’Arco, Britten’s War Requiem, and the Stabat Maters of both Pergolesi and Rossini. Highlights from Netrebko’s videography include DVD or Blu-ray discs of Ruslan and Lyudmila, Betrothal in a Monastery, La traviata, Le nozze di Figaro, I puritani, Manon, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Pasquale, Anna Bolena and Eugene Onegin; a feature film release of La bohème directed by Robert Dornhelm; and a DVD of music videos, titled Anna Netrebko: The Woman, The Voice. Her CD Duets, with tenor Rolando Villazón, set a record for the best European debut for a classical album, climbing to the top of the pop charts in several countries.

Netrebko sang the Olympic Hymn live at the internationally televised opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. In 2007, the year she was named to the Time 100 list, she serenaded film director Martin Scorsese on the CBS broadcast of the 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, and the following year she performed on the BBC telecast of the Classical BRIT Awards alongside Andrea Bocelli. Netrebko has been profiled in numerous magazines, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Town & Country. She has also been featured on television shows such as ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS’s 60 Minutes, CNN’s Revealed, and Germany’s Wetten, dass..? Documentaries about her have been televised in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and Switzerland.

Anna Netrebko’s other honors and awards include Grammy nominations for her recordings Violetta and Russian Album; 2016 Opera News Award; Musical America’s 2008 "Musician of the Year"; Germany’s prestigious Bambi Award; the UK’s Classical BRIT Awards for "Singer of the Year" and "Female Artist of the Year"; and eleven German ECHO Klassik awards. In 2005 she was awarded the Russian State Prize (the country’s highest award in the field of arts and literature), and in 2008 she was given the title of "People’s Artist of Russia".

Born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia, Anna Netrebko studied vocal performance at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. A passionate advocate for children’s causes, she supports a number of charitable organizations, including SOS-Kinderdorf International and the Russian Children’s Welfare Society. She is a global ambassador for Chopard jewelry. She became a dual citizen of Austria in 2006. Her son, Tiago, was born in 2008, and she married tenor Yusif Eyvazov in 2015.





Anna Netrebko News

Diana Damrau & Nicolas Testé to Perform at The Broad Stage Photo Diana Damrau & Nicolas Testé to Perform at The Broad Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

The Broad Stage will present Global superstar and Metropolitan Opera favorite Diana Damrau, returning alongside famed bass Nicolas Testé for a fun and lively program of opera, operetta, lieder, and songs on Sunday, April 24 at 7:30p.

Lucas Meachem Makes House And Role Debut At Teatro Di San Carlo As 'Baron Scarpia' In Photo Lucas Meachem Makes House And Role Debut At Teatro Di San Carlo As 'Baron Scarpia' In TOSCA
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2022

It was just announced that American baritone Lucas Meachem will step in to make his role and house debut as Baron Scarpia in Teatro Di San Carlo's production of Tosca from April 20 - May 3, 2022.

Cast Changes Announced for Metropolitan Opera DON CARLO And DER FLIEGENDE HOLLĂ„NDER Photo Cast Changes Announced for Metropolitan Opera DON CARLO And DER FLIEGENDE HOLLĂ„NDER
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2022

Metropolitan Opera has announced cast changes for their produciions of Don Carlo and Der Fliegende Holländer.

Soprano Anna Netrebko Steps Down from Upcoming Performances at the Met Opera Photo Soprano Anna Netrebko Steps Down from Upcoming Performances at the Met Opera
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

Not complying with the Met’s condition that she repudiate her public support for Vladimir Putin while he wages war on Ukraine, soprano Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from her upcoming Met performances in Puccini's Turandot this April and May, as well as the run of Verdi's Don Carlo next season. “It is a great artistic loss for the Met and for opera,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb. “Anna is one of the greatest singers in Met history, but with Putin killing innocent victims in Ukraine, there was no way forward.”

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2022â€"23 Season, Featuring RenĂ©e Fleming, Kelli O' Photo The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2022â€"23 Season, Featuring RenĂ©e Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera today announced its 2022–23 season, which features seven new productions, the most in ten seasons. Opening Night is September 27 with the company premiere of Cherubini’s Medea, starring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role alongside tenor Matthew Polenzani in David McVicar’s new staging, conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

DON CARLOS, Brett Dean's HAMLET & More to Headline the Met's Spring Season Photo DON CARLOS, Brett Dean's HAMLET & More to Headline the Met's Spring Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2022

After the successful first half of the 2021–22 season and a planned February break, the Metropolitan Opera will return with a slate of three new productions and 12 classic revivals for its spring season that runs February 28–June 11.

Lucas Meachem Steps In To Make Debut At Teatro Alla Scala In THAĂŹS, February 10 - Ma Photo Lucas Meachem Steps In To Make Debut At Teatro Alla Scala In THAĂŹS, February 10 - March 2
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

It was just announced that American baritone Lucas Meachem will step in to perform Athanaël in a new Olivier Py production of Jules Massenet's Thaïs at Teatro alla Scala, marking his house debut.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights From MET STARS LIVE IN CONCERT Presents Sonya Yoncheva Photo VIDEO: Watch Highlights From MET STARS LIVE IN CONCERT Presents Sonya Yoncheva
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2022

Soprano Sonya Yoncheva performed a live concert on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from the Schussenried Cloister in southwest Germany as part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series. 

Anna Netrebko Will Lead Gran Teatre del Liceu 175th Anniversary Concert Photo Anna Netrebko Will Lead Gran Teatre del Liceu 175th Anniversary Concert
by BWW Staff - Jan 14, 2022

Determined to celebrate its 175th anniversary in spectacular style, the Gran Teatre del Liceu has organized a veritable gala performance in which Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja will play the leading roles in three complete acts from different operas. Thus we will see Netrebko as Mimì, Tosca and Turandot on a single, very special evening.

Cast Change Announced For NABUCCO at Royal Opera House Photo Cast Change Announced For NABUCCO at Royal Opera House
by Stephi Wild - Dec 30, 2021

Due to ongoing travel restrictions across Europe, soprano Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from singing the role of Abigaille in the remaining performances of Nabucco on 14, 17, 20 and 23 January 2022. Soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska will replace her. 

Anna Netrebko Videos

VIDEO: Watch Highlights From MET STARS LIVE IN CONCERT Presents Sonya Yoncheva VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights From MET STARS LIVE IN CONCERT Presents Sonya Yoncheva
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2022

Soprano Sonya Yoncheva performed a live concert on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from the Schussenried Cloister in southwest Germany as part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series. 

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of Three Divas Live in Concert Streaming Live From Versai VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of Three Divas Live in Concert Streaming Live From Versailles 5/22
by Alan Henry - May 21, 2021

Wagnerians in Concert features sopranos Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever, tenor Andreas Schager, and baritone Michael Volle, live from the Hessisches Staatstheater, in Wiesbaden, Germany, on May 8. Three Divas showcases sopranos Ailyn Pérez and Nadine Sierra and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, live from the Opéra Royal-Château de Versailles, in France, on May 22. Both concerts will be streamed live on the Met's website at 1pm EST/7pm CET, and will then be available on demand for 14 days.

VIDEO: Three Divas Live in Concert To Stream Live From Versailles 5/22 VideoVIDEO: Three Divas Live in Concert To Stream Live From Versailles 5/22
by Alan Henry - May 5, 2021

Wagnerians in Concert features sopranos Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever, tenor Andreas Schager, and baritone Michael Volle, live from the Hessisches Staatstheater, in Wiesbaden, Germany, on May 8. Three Divas showcases sopranos Ailyn Pérez and Nadine Sierra and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, live from the Opéra Royal-Château de Versailles, in France, on May 22. Both concerts will be streamed live on the Met's website at 1pm EST/7pm CET, and will then be available on demand for 14 days.

VIDEO: The Met Announces Live In HD 2019/20 Series VideoVIDEO: The Met Announces Live In HD 2019/20 Series
by Alan Henry - Aug 26, 2019

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 14th season on October 12, with the Met's production of Puccini's Turandot, starring Christine Goerke in the title role, led by the Met's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick NĂ©zet-SĂ©guin.

VIDEO: Adriana Lecouvreur Rehearses 'Acerba voluttĂ , dolce tortura' at The Met VideoVIDEO: Adriana Lecouvreur Rehearses 'Acerba voluttĂ , dolce tortura' at The Met
by Alan Henry - Dec 27, 2018

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballe, and Renata Scotto, taking on-for the first time at the Met-the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Becza?a as Adriana's lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar's staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the 'elegant production, sumptuously designed ... The spectacle guarantees a good night out.'

VIDEO: Anna Netrebko on Adriana Lecouvreur at The Met VideoVIDEO: Anna Netrebko on Adriana Lecouvreur at The Met
by Alan Henry - Dec 18, 2018

Soprano Anna Netrebko discusses 'Adriana Lecouvreur' during the Live in HD broadcast of La Traviata with host Anita Rachvelishvili.

VIDEO: Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili on The Met's AIDA VideoVIDEO: Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili on The Met's AIDA
by Alan Henry - Oct 10, 2018

In the video below, watch as the two leading ladies of Verdi's 'Aida' - Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili, discuss their roles with host Isabel Leonard during the October 6 Live in HD transmission.

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of The Stage Lifts In The Met's AIDA VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of The Stage Lifts In The Met's AIDA
by Alan Henry - Oct 10, 2018

In the video below, watch as John Sellars, the company's Assistant General Manager, Production, discusses the use of the Met's stage lifts in 'Aida' with host Isabel Leonard during the October 6 Live in HD transmission.

VIDEO: Watch Trailer for GREAT PERFORMANCES's Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concer VideoVIDEO: Watch Trailer for GREAT PERFORMANCES's Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2018 on PBS
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2018

Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2018 premieres nationwide Friday, August 17 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Sings a SOUND OF MUSIC Classic with the New York Philharmonic VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Sings a SOUND OF MUSIC Classic with the New York Philharmonic
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2018

Check out brand-new video below of opera and Broadway legend, Audra McDonald. tackling 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' from the classic musical The Sound of Music, accompanied by the New York Philharmonic for her Sing Happy concert.