Monday, December 20, 2010

Anna Netrebko's debut at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg as Susanna in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" on 5. Apr 1994

Anna Netrebko made her opera debut as Susanna in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" at the Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg on 5. April 1994. It was a personal decission of Valery Gergiev to give her such an extraordinary first opportunity, singing such an important role, when she was just 22 years old.

We have been collecting the following information of this event in our Anna Netrebko Performances Database:
Le Nozze di Figaro, Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg 5. Apr 1994 – NN (Figaro), Anna Netrebko*º (Susanna), Vladimir Samsonov (Il Conte di Almaviva), Tatiana Pavlovskaya (La Contessa), NN (Cherubino), NN (Marcellina), NN (Doctor Bartolo), NN (Don Basilio), NN (Antonio), Olga Trifonova (Barbarina), NN (Don Curzio), NN (First Bridesmaid), NN (Second Bridesmaid); Tim Coleman (Stage Director), Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, Justus Frantz
Today we have an extraordinary video document of this historical performance. It includes the duet between Susanna (Anna Netrebko) and the Count Almaviva (Vladimir Samsonov) and the aria of the Count Almaviva (Vladimir Samsonov):

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