Saturday, July 11, 2009

Klassik Open-Air Konzert, Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Königsplatz, München 10. Jul 2009

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky performed yesterday night at the Klassik Open-air concert, at the Königsplatz of München, in front of 13 000 people, for 2 and a half hours. The two artists were accompanied by the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater of St. Petersburg conducted by Valery Gergiev.

The first part of the exciting evening concert was exclusively devoted to Russian composers, with arias and duets from operas and works by Mikhail Glinka (Ruslan and Lyudmila) and Piotr Tchaikovsky (Pique Dame, Eugene Onegin and Iolanta). The Russian tenor Sergei Skorokhodov joined Anna Netrebko on the stage for the duet of Iolanta.

After the interval, the second part of the concert included arias, duets and works by German and Italian composers: Richard Wagner (Tannhäuser), Richard Strauss (Cäcilie), Giuseppe Verdi (Il Trovatore), Giacomo Puccini (Madama Butterfly), Pietro Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Ruggiero Leoncavallo (Pagliacci).

Anna Netrebko, who had sung for the first time ever the Cio-Cio-San monologue of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Mariinsky Gala on 5. July 2009, sang once again this aria at the Königsplatz in München, being one of the highlights of the evening.

Reached its climax, as encores, Anna Netrebko sang the aria "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss" from Franz Lehár's operetta "Giuditta" and Dmitri Hvorostovsky sang the Russian folk song "Ochi chornyje".

At the end, standing ovations for Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Valery Gergiev.

Anna Netrebko, soprano | Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone
Sergei Skorokhodov, tenor

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater
Valery Gergiev

Königsplatz, München
Friday 10. July 2009

Mikhail Glinka: Overture - Ruslan and Lyudmila
Mikhail Glinka: "Grustno mne, roditel dorogoy!" - Lyudmila's Cavatinna, 1. Akt - Ruslan and Lyudmila - Anna Netrebko
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: "Ja was ljublju" - Yelensky's Aria, 2. Akt - Pique Dame - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: "Tvojo moltschan je neponjatno" - Duet Iolanta-Vaudemnont, 7. Bild - Iolanta - Anna Netrebko, Sergei Skorokhodov
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Polonaise 3. Akt - Eugene Onegin
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: "Oh, kak mnje tjashelo" - Final scene Tatiana, 3. Akt - Eugene Onegin - Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky


Richard Wagner: Overture, Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner: "O Du, Mein Holder Abendstern" - Wolfram's Aria, 3. Akt - Tannhäuser - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Richard Strauss: "Wenn du es wüsstest" - Lieder Op. 27 Nr. 2 - Cäcilie - Anna Netrebko
Giuseppe Verdi: Overture - La Forza del Destino
Giuseppe Verdi: "Il balen del suo sorriso" - Conte Luna's Aria, 2. Akt - Il Trovatore - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Giacomo Puccini: "Un bel dì vedremo" - Cio-Cio-San's Aria, 2. Akt - Madama Butterfly - Anna Netrebko
Pietro Mascagni: Intermezzo Sinfonico, Cavalleria Rusticana
Ruggiero Leoncavallo: "Nedda! Silvio, a quest'ora" - Duet Nedda-Silvio, 1. Akt - Pagliacci - Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky


Franz Lehar: "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss" - Giuditta - Anna Netrebko
Russian folk song: "Ochi chornyje" - Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Herbert kindly wrotes the following report for the blog:

The Königsplatz is such a large area. But with its neo-classicistic "Greek" buildings on three sides it is a very effectful place. There was no rain, but it was bitterly cold. That is why Robert Braunmüller called his first short review of the first part of the concert "Die Eisheilige" - "The Saint of Ice". - And maybe therefore quite a number of people stood up 10 minutes before the end of the official programme (!!) and started moving towards the exits - which was very stupid and impolite. Another newspaper, BILD, says: "We are all ill today, but it was worth it."

In the first half Anna wore her beautiful red dress as in St. Petersburg, and in the second half it was the same as in Braunschweig: a silver top and a long black skirt. - She looked marvellous, and again she seemed to have lost a few pounds. (I think it was due to the terrible costumes why she looked a bit plump as Violetta in SF).

The programme was similiar, but not completely the same as in Braunschweig. It was very demanding and ambitious, but I think Valery Gergiev is nobody for a light-hearted "summer concert" with all the popular melodies everybody can do. So it was completely Russian in the first half, and in the second part we heard Anna sing "Un bel dì vedremo" for the first time. I think this was one of the highlights of the evening. Oh yes, Madama Butterfly could be one of Anna's next roles. Her voice is in top form.

Robert Braunmüller writes about Anna: "In the final scene of 'Eugene Onegin' La Netrebko was compelling again by her art of outlinig a character with a few gestures and giving it a colour of its own by her voice."

Anna's encore was one of her favourites, "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss" - with her vivacious dance (barefoot!) in the middle. When Dmitri sang his encore, Anna seemed to have forgotten that she had to perform her gipsy dance around him, as she did in Braunschweig. Shortly before the end she really ran out from behind - with skirts up - and made only a few movements before she kneeled down in front of Dmitri as in Braunschweig.

A long and wonderful evening!

On-line Press Reviews
Star mit Zar -, 10. Jul 2009 [German]
Anna Netrebko feiert eine russische Opern-Nacht -, 11. Jul 2009 [German]
Sopranistin - Etwa 14 500 Menschen bejubeln Netrebko und Hvorostovsky in München (Mit Bildern) -, 11. Jul 2009 [German]
Musik im Dunkeln -, 11. Jul 2009 [German]
Netrebko und Hvorostovsky begeistern 14 500 Menschen in München -, 11. Jul 2009 [German]
Die Eisheilige: Netrebko am Königsplatz - Abendzeitung, 11. Jul 2009 [German]
Anna Netrebkos große Charme-Offensive - SZ 11. Jul 2009 [German]
Die Eisheilige - Abendzeitung, 12. Jul 2009 [German]
Schön und ergreifend - SZ 13. Jul 2009 [German]
Anna von Russland und ihr Gefolge - Wiener Zeitung, 13. Jul 2009 [German]
München: Anna Netrebko und Dmitri Hvorostovsky 10.7 - Der Neue Merker, 15. Jul 2009 [German]

Programme of the Concert. Note that there is a mistake in the printed Programme, as Anna sang the Lyudmila's Cavatinna of the 1. Act of Ruslan and Lyudmila, and not the Lyudmila's Aria of the 4. Act. Photos [1-2] by Herbert.

Königsplatz before the start of the concert. Photos [1] by Herbert and [2] by Anne

First part of the concert. Photos [1-2] by Herbert.

Second part of the concert. Photos [1-4] by Anne

Scene and Duet Iolanta/Vaudémont "Tvojo moltschan je neponjatno" from "Iolanta". Uploaded to Youtube by dvedas

Excerpts of "Oh, kak mnje tjashelo" from Eugene Onegin. Uploaded to Youtube by khleba18a

"Wenn du es wüsstest" - Lieder Op. 27 Nr. 2 - Cäcilie - Anna Netrebko. Uploaded to Youtube by dvedas

"Il balen del suo sorriso" - Conte Luna's Aria, 2. Akt - Il Trovatore - Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Uploaded to Youtube by dvedas

Excerpt of "Un bel dì vedremo" from "Madama Butterfly". Uploaded to Youtube by khleba18a

Excerpts of "Nedda! Silvio, a quest'ora" from Pagliacci. Uploaded to Youtube by khleba18a

Excerpts of "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss" from "Giuditta". Uploaded to Youtube by x3Puffinx3 [1] and by khleba18a [2]

Excerpt of "Ochi chornyje". Uploaded to Youtube by khleba18a

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  1. bonjour, quelqu'un sait il s'il y a eut une captation tv de ce concert? si oui, y aurra t'il une diffusion sur une chaine ou un dvd.merçi .un namurois de namur :=)

  2. Please tell me, what was the name of the song they sang at the end? (Link here: It's so beautiful and the audience looks so happy while they are singing.



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