This will be the first time Anna Netrebko sings in Ukraine. In Latvia she has performed at least once in Riga, where she sang the role of the Queen of the Night of Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" at the Riga Independent Opera Avangarda Akadeemija, Riga in June 1994, and several times in Sigulda at the summer Festival organized in this city located at 53 km of the capital city Riga. At the 7th Opera Music Festival of Sigulda, Anna Netrebko sang the role of Rosina in Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" at the Sigulda's Castle Ruins on 31. July 1999 and she performed in a Gala Concert at the Sigulda's Castle Ruins on 1. August 1999. At the 8th Opera Music Festival of Sigulda, she sang the role of Susanna in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" on 2. August 2000, the title role of Bizet's "Carmen" on 5. August 2000 and performed in a Gala Concert on 6. August 2000. Anna Netrebko came back to the 9th Opera Music Festival of Sigulda to sing the role of Adina in Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" on 22. July 2001.
Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater, Odessa 1. December 2010
The first concert of the tour will be held at the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater in Odessa on 1. December 2010. Claudio Vandelli will conduct the Odessa Opera Orchestra.
The programme will include arias from Glinka, Dvorak, Mozart, Gounod and Puccini.
Anna Netrebko will sing "Ludmila´s Cavatina" from the 1. Act of Glinka's "Russland and Ludmila", Marguerite's Vals from Gounod's "Faust", "Song to the Moon" from Dvorak's "Russalka" and Lauretta's aria from Puccini's "Gianni Schicci". Erwin Schrott will sing arias from Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and Gounod's "Faust", among others. Anna and Erwin will sing duets from Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore", Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" and Lehár's operetta "The Merry Widow".
Palace Ukraine, Kiev 5. December 2010
The second concert of the tour will be given at the Palace Ukraine, Kiev on 5. December 2010. Claudio Vandelli will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
Latvian National Opera, Riga 8. December 2010
Following those two concerts in Ukraine, Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott will give a concert at the Latvian National Opera, in Riga, Latvia on 8. December 2010. Claudio Vandelli will conduct the Latvian National Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
The programme will include arias and duets from Glinka, Dvorak, Mozart, Gounod, Donizetti, Puccini and Gershwin.
Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, St. Petersburg 11. December 2010
Kremlin, Moscow 13. December 2010
The last concert of the tour given by Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott will take place at the Kremlin in Moscow on 13. December 2010. Claudio Vandelli will conduct the State Symphony Orchestra "Novaya Rossiya". This is a private concert given at the Kremlin for Russian President Medvedev and 150 of his guests.