Wednesday, July 23, 2008

DG launches Manon DVD Microsite

Deutsche Grammophon has launched a microsite for the new Manon 2DVD which will be released in August 2008. The cast is leaded by Anna Netrebko in the title role and Rolando Villazón as Chevalier des Grieux. Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden. The dvd includes as a 20 min bonus "The Making of Manon".

Monday, July 7, 2008

Platinum status for Das Waldbühnen-Konzert DVD

The Waldbühne Concert DVD with Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón has reached the Platinum status with 50,000 DVDs sold in Germany and 100,000 total around the world. The ceremony took place at the Orangerie of the Schloss Schönbrunn on 27. June 2008, just after the concert given by the three artists. This concert broke all the records with 3.3 millions of spectators, getting a 28% of share and 514,000 spectators in Austria and a 12% share and more than 2,8 million of spectators in Germany.

Thanks to Rock in the Pond

Anna Netrebko's new album "Souvenirs"

We may provide some more details on the Anna Netrebko's new album called "Souvenirs". The album, which was recorded in Prague in March 2008, will be released in November 2008. Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca, tenor Piotr Beczala and boy-soprano Andrew Swait have joined Anna Netrebko in this recording. The album contains works from Brahms, Dvorak, Grieg, Guastavino, Hahn, Offenbach, Strauss, Rimsky-Korssakoff and others.

Updated on 10. Jun 2008

Here on the left there is a picture of the cover of the new cd "Souvenirs" and below there is a picture of a promotional poster of the new album of Anna Netrebko.

Thanks to Monika

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Two ECHO Klassik Awards 2008 for Anna Netrebko

Two more ECHO Klassik Awards, one of the most prestigious accolades in the world of classical music, for Anna Netrebko.

Bestselling Album of the Year
Dresden Staatskapelle • Nicola Luisotti
CD 477 6457 (D/A/CH: 477 6456)

Music DVD Production of the Year (Opera)
Le nozze di Figaro (2006 Salzburg Festival production)
Wiener Philharmoniker
DVD 073 4245


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