I vespri siciliani / Act 4: Arrigo! Ah! parli a un core
I vespri siciliani / Act 5: Merce, dilette amiche
Don Carlo / Act 5: Tu che le vanita
Il Trovatore / Act 4: Vanne... lasciami
Il Trovatore / Act 4: D'amor sull'ali rosee
Anna Netrebko :
Anna NetrebkoVentures Into
Bold New Repertoire And Offers A Sneak Peek
At Major New Verdi Roles She Will Debut In Coming Seasons
With New Deutsche Grammophon Solo Album, Verdi
With her first studio album in five years, Anna Netrebko celebrates the mighty power and compelling human drama of Verdi's music. Propelled by her unforgettable interpretations of landmark roles, the Russian soprano has surged to the top of the opera world since the release of her debut recording for Deutsche Grammophon a decade ago. Anna Netrebko – Verdi is destined to stand out among major highlights of the composer's bicentenary year, thanks to its carefully selected program, thoughtful interpretations, and passionate music-making,
Netrebko's eloquent artistry, beloved by critics and audiences alike, evokes the golden age of singing that Verdi and his compositions helped create. Her vocal beauty, onstage presence and offstage personality have captivated the hearts of today's opera-lovers and attracted a massive new audience to her work: the singer's recordings for the Yellow Label have sold more than 3.8 million copies, making her this century's best-selling soprano.
"Millions of people worldwide have fallen in love with the art of Anna Netrebko," comments Mark Wilkinson, President of Deutsche Grammophon. "She's a phenomenon, a once-in-a-lifetime performer with the voice, the presence, the charisma and the imagination required to move listeners to the core. Her Verdi album, with its personal and insightful repertoire choices is, quite simply, a sensation."
With this recording, Anna Netrebko has chosen to explore the psychological depths of five of Verdi's most complex characters. Anna Netrebko – Verdi opens with excerpts from Macbeth, including Lady Macbeth's nerve-jangling sleepwalking scene ("Una macchia è qui tuttora"), and progresses through the turbulent psychological landscapes of Giovanna d'Arco, Elena from I Vespri Siciliani and Elisabetta from Don Carlo and on to Leonora from Il trovatore. Tenor Rolando Villazón, who launched Verdi Year with his own solo album on Deutsche Grammophon, here joins forces with Netrebko for a scene from the final act of Il trovatore.
Netrebko's expressive conviction in each role reflects her mature understanding of Verdi's art. The album's authentic spirit is reinforced throughout by the presence of the Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Regio Torino and their Music Director, Gianandrea Noseda. The Italian conductor first met Netrebko during his time at the Mariinsky Theatre and conducted her Deutsche Grammophon debut album. "Recording this album has been a wonderful journey, full of discoveries," the singer recalls. "Together with Gianandrea and the fantastic orchestra, our goal is to do justice to Verdi's beautiful creations."
Verdi will be at the heart of Anna Netrebko's concert in Red Square on June 19th. She is set to share the stage with another great Verdian, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, for their first performance together in Moscow's legendary landmark. The concert includes arias and scenes from, among other works, I Vespri Siciliani, Don Carlo, Il trovatore and Rigoletto.
Anna Netrebko returns to Verdi again this summer for three concert performances ofGiovanna d'Arco at the Salzburg Festival (August 6, 10 & 13), appearing alongside Plácido Domingo at the Felsenreitschule. Her 2013/14 season includes Philipp Stölzl's new production of Il trovatore for the Berlin Staatsoper, conducted by Daniel Barenboim (November 29, December 4, 7, 11, 15, 19 & 22 2013) and her role debut as Lady Macbeth with the Bavarian State Operain Martin Kušej's stagingof Macbeth at next year's Munich Opera Festival (June 27 & July 1 2014). In addition, the soprano makes history this September as the first soprano to headline three consecutive Metropolitan Opera opening-night galas, giving her debut New York performances as Tatiana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.