Thursday, November 27, 2008

DG releases I Capuleti e I Montecchi with Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca and Joseph Calleja in Feb 2009

A live recording of Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi with Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca and Joseph Calleja and conducted by Fabio Luisi will be released by DG in February 2009. The recording was made during the performances held at the Konzerthaus in Wien on 22., 25. and 28. April 2008.

I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)
Anna Netrebko · Elina Garanca
Joseph Calleja · Robert Gleadow
Tiziano Bracci
Wiener Singakademie
Wiener Symphoniker
Fabio Luisi
CD DDD 477 8031 GH 2
2 Compact Discs
Release: Feb. 2009

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Anna Netrebko on the cover of German magazine Opernwelt

Anna Netrebko is on the cover of the December issue of the German magazine Opernwelt. The magazine inludes also an interview with Anna Netrebko in which she looks back to her career in the last years and forward to a life as a young mother with many appointments and wishes. Among those wishes she wants to sing Elsa in Richard Wagner's Lohengrin.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Anna Netrebko on the cover of German magazine Das Opernglas

Anna Netrebko is on the cover of the December issue of the German magazine Das Opernglas. The magazine includes also an interview with Anna Netrebko in which she talks about her plans for the upcoming years.

Netrebko would like to give priority to family life, her son Tiago Arua and her fiance and father of her son Erwin Schrott, and during the early years their son probably will travel with them. Later on, when Tiago Aruä will start to go to the school, they will have to decide in which country they would like to live. Austria, where they live now is a fantastic option, but Spain also has a good chance.

In order to get more time for her son, Netrebko will reduce also the number of performances to sing, singing 5 or 6 performances of a production, rather than 8 or 9 like she was doing up to now.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Metropolitan Opera HD Live: Lucia di Lammermoor with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón

In January 2009, Anna Netrebko makes her highly-anticipated return to the stage, following a six-month maternity leave after having given birth to her first son Tiago Aruä on 5. September 2008, to sing the title role in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, first at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg on 14. and 17. January 2009 and then at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on 26. and 29. January and 3. and 7. February 2009.

All four of her Met performances are sold out. The performance on 26. January 2009 will mark her role debut at the Met where she will be partnered on stage with tenor Rolando Villazón in their first joint appearance at the Met since April 2007, when the Met celebrated its 40th anniversary at Lincoln Center with a gala featuring the star singers.

The Lucia di Lammermoor performance on Saturday 7. February 2009 will be transmitted by The Met: Live in HD to movie theaters worldwide (1 PM ET/10 AM PT). An encore presentation will be given on Wednesday 18. February 2009 (7 PM local time). This one will be Netrebko's third consecutive Live in HD transmission from the Met, after those of Bellini's I Puritani on 6. January 2007 and Gounod's Roméo et Juliette on 15. December 2007.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Souvenirs Wallpaper

A second Souvenirs wallpaper has been added to the Anna Netrebko website and is available for download at different resolutions.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Anna Netrebko's recording of I Capuleti e I Montecchi in Wien will be released by DG

The audio recording made during the live performances of I Capuleti e I Montecchi on 22., 25. and 28. April 2008 at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Wien, with Anna Netrebko as Giulietta, Elina Garanca as Roméo, Joseph Calleja as Tebaldo, Robert Gleadow as Lorenzo and Tiziano Bracci as Capellio, will be released by Deutsche Grammophone to coincide with Anna and Elina's London appearances on this opera at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in March and April 2009.

Anna Netrebko on Great Performances Special on PBS

Anna Netrebko will appear on television screens across the US over the coming year in a Great Performances special on PBS titled Domingo, Netrebko, & Villazón: Three Stars in Vienna.

The program was recorded last June, when the three singers performed an outdoor concert in front of more than 10,000 people at the Imperial Park of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace on June 27, 2008.

Presented by Thirteen/WNET New York in high definition, the broadcast is led by French conductor Bertrand de Billy, directing the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. The program begins airing on Thirteen/WNET in New York on November 30, 2008 and later in other markets (check local listings).

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Anna Netrebko as Micaela at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2010

On a 24. March 2008 post we anounced that Bizet's Carmen performances with Elina Garanca in the title role, Rolando Villazón as Don José and Anna Netrebko as Micaela, would be scheduled at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2010. The conductor would be Mariss Jansons.

Anna Netrebko has previously sung the role of Micaela in Tokyo on 14. November 1996, Mikkeli on 6. July 1997 and Sigulda on 5. August 2000. See the Anna Netrebko Performances Database to get more details on those performances.

According to the Elina Garanca calendar published on her website, the Carmen performances at the Wiener Staatsoper would be scheduled on 3., 6., 9., 12. and 15. May 2010.

Emmanuel Villaume talking about Anna Netrebko

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume talking about Anna Netrebko on the video included in the Limited Deluxe Edt. of the album Souvenirs.

"I have been working with many stars... and Anna is a very, very special artist. And there is something incredible with her, beautiful voice, beautiful person, of course,... but whenever she sings a phrase, it's Anna singing that phrase. And then I am not saying that the ego is in the front, it's just it is totally and immediately recognizable as Anna Netrebko interpreting that song. Very few artists have that ability. She is amazing for that! She is very simple in the way she is working as a colleague. Very demanding for herself, very demanding for the others, but she is giving a lot and so she is getting the best of all the other people"

Friday, November 7, 2008

Souvenirs Wallpaper

A Souvenirs wallpaper is available for download at different resolutions, from 800x600 to 1920x1200, on Anna Netrebko official website.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

La Bohème Film will premiere in UK and Japan

La Bohème film starring Anna Netreko and Rolando Villazón will premiere in London on 19. December 2008 by Axiom Films and in Japan in January 2009 y Star Sands/Theaters Tokyo. The film will be also distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Palace and in Czech Repulic and Slovakia by Hollywood Classic.

List of cinemas, cities and dates, showing La Bohème in UK

'La Boheme' finds homes abroad


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