According to LIVE dabei Tours GmbHAnna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky will give concerts in Paris, London and Wien on 15.-23. November 2008. The picture on the left shows them at the Carnegie Hall on 30. May 2007.
Updated 18. May 2008
Those initially planned concerts were cancelled after Anna Netrebko announced she was expecting a baby for this autumn
MET Opera live in HD starts this Saturday 15. December 2007 with Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, starring Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna playing the title roles and Plácido Domingo conducting. The performance will be live broadcasted in HD to movie theaters of 14 nations.
Check the links below for participating theaters, show times and ticket information.
The list of 2008 Grammy nominees for Classical has been just released today. Anna has been nominated for the 2008 Grammy awards in the category Best Classical Vocal Performance for her wonderful Russian Album. The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 10. February 2008. Congratulations Anna! You are really deserving this award.
The complete list of nominees in this category is: Field 30 - Classical Category 106 - Best Classical Vocal Performance • Gitano - Zarzuela Arias Rolando Villazón (Plácido Domingo; Orquesta De La Comunidad De Madrid) • Homage: The Age Of The Diva Renée Fleming (Valery Gergiev; Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre) • Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (James Levine; Boston Symphony Orchestra) • Russian Album Anna Netrebko (Valery Gergiev; Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre) • Sea Pictures, Op. 37 Sarah Connolly (Simon Wright; Bournemouth Symphony Chorus; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) Track from: Elgar: Sea Pictures
Anna was also previously honoured this year with a Classical Brit Award in the category Singer of the Year for her recordings Russian Album and Violetta. The Classical Brit Award is the most important award for classical music artists in the UK.
The MET Opera Radio on Sirius will broadcast live from the MET the performances of Goundod's Roméo et Juliette on 12., 15., 20., 27. and 31. December 2007.
The saturday matinee performance on 15. December will be broadcast live in HD into select movie theaters in USA and other nations. This performance will be also available on demand-tv in USA, in both standard and HD formats, starting 16. January 2008.
Anna made a surprise appearance last Sunday 2. December 2007, at the 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., honoring legendary film director and opera lover Martin Scorsese by singing "O mio babbino caro" from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi.
The 30th annual Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast in the US on CBS on Wednesday, 26. December at 9pm (EST), as a 2-hours prime time special.