Sunday, August 7, 2011

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Erwin Schrott · Stadthalle, Wien 6. Aug 2011

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Erwin Schrott gave a concert at the Stadthalle, Wien on 6. Aug 2011. Marco Armiliato conducted the Praguer Philharmonia.

Anna was wearing gowns designed by Basler.

This is the second out of a three summer concert tour given by the three superstars and the Praguer Philharmonia conducted by Marco Armiliato. The first concert was an open-air one held at the Königsplatz, München on 29. Jul 2011 and the third one will be held at the Waldbühne, Berlin on 16. Aug 2011.

The programme of the concert was pretty much similar to the one of München. Remarkably, Anna Netrebko sang "Un bel di vedremo" from Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" instead of the Jewel aria from Gounod's "Faust".

Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869): Le carnaval romain / Ouvertüre für Orchester op. 9
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Don Giovanni (Erwin Schrott)
Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) : Madama Butterfly (Anna Netrebko)
Amilcare Ponchielli (1834 – 1886): La Gioconda (Jonas Kaufmann)
Charles Gounod: Faust (Erwin Schrott & Herrenchor)
Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912): Manon Magnificat ... Toi! Vous! – Oui, c’est moi (Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann & Chor)
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901): I lombardi alla prima crociata (Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott)
Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino - Ouvertüre
Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth (Erwin Schrott)
Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore (Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann & Herrenchor)
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo sinfonico
Pietro Mascagni (1863 – 1945): Cavalleria rusticana (Jonas Kaufmann)
Gerónimo Giménez (1854 – 1923) : La boda de Luis Alonso - Intermedio
Pablo Sorozabal (1897 – 1988): La tabernera del puerto (Erwin Schrott & Herrenchor)
Richard Tauber (1891 – 1948): Der singende Traum (Jonas Kaufmann)
George Gershwin (1898 – 1937): Porgy and Bess (Anna Netrebko & Erwin Schrott)
Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875): Carmen
Charles Gounod: Faust (Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott & Chor)

The following report has been written by Georg Cizek-Graf.
The program was [mostly] the same as in Munich, but the funny thing was the printed programmes were not delivered in time to the audience in vienna. They arrived to Vienna in the morning but were not delivered to the Stadthalle because the owner of the private postal service was on holidays. Every member of the audience could leave his address during the break and will get the programme for free.
So we were surprised by every aria, not knowing the Munich programme. The Stadthalle is not a very good location for that kind of concert, it´s just a concrete building without much charme. The projections in the background of the state created a little atmosphere.
I agree with Herbert, the second part was stronger, and Anna as Leonora was astounding! I hope we´ll someday witness the whole opera! The audience took all three artists to its heart. I was lucky to get to the front for the encores, and the impression was 100x better there to hear the real natural voices, not the amplified ones! Erwin Schrott is a force of nature, he lives the music, the tango. Jonas Kaufmann won the audience especially with his german songs "Du bist die Welt für mich" [from Tauber's "Der singende Traum"] and "Freunde das Leben ist lebenswert" [from Lehár's "Giuditta"] - both made famous by Fritz Wunderlich I guess. And I don´t have to say anything about Anna, i guess that would be preaching to the converted.
I´m so glad that the show in Berlin will be broadcast in TV!
There is a CD out since this week, a compilation with already released recordings of the 3 artists. The only exception is "Les filles de Cadix", an unreleased recording by Anna.

Netrebko und Co.: Spaß in der Stadthalle - Kurier · By Peter Jarolin · 6. Aug 2011
Operntriumvirat verzückte | Kleine Zeitung | Wien 07.08.2011 | 03:46 min

Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann. Stadthalle, Wien 6. Aug 2011. Photo: Georg Cizek-Graf

Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko. Stadthalle, Wien 6. Aug 2011. Photo: Georg Cizek-Graf

Anna Netrebko. Stadthalle, Wien 6. Aug 2011. Photo: Marion Tung/

Anna Netrebko. Stadthalle, Wien 6. Aug 2011. Photo: Marion Tung/

Interview to Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott and some excerpts from the rehearsal at the Stadthalle, Wien. ZIB. ORF 2

Report from Seitenblicke at ORF 2

Applauses at the end of the concert at the Stadthalle, Wien.


  1. The program was slightly different from Munich, Anna sang "Un bel di vedremo" instead of the jewel aria from Faust. It was Richard Tauber who composed and sang "Du bist die Welt für mich" and "Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert" is from Guiditta by Lehar. JK also got the biggest ovation in part one with Cielo e mar, just to be correct :-), not to talk about the ovations for Addio a la madre from Cavalleria rusticana.

  2. Thanks Adina! I have fixed everything :-)



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