Anna and Erwin Star in New Don Giovanni at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden Opening May 17Published: 7 May 2013
Power couple Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott return to the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in a new production of Don Giovanni opening May 17. In addition to Erwin in the title role as the licentious nobleman and Anna as Donna Anna, the cast includes Luca Pisaroni as Leporello, Malena Ernman as Donna Elvira, Charles Castronovo as Don Ottavio, and Katija Dragojevic as Zerlina. The production is being directed by Philipp Himmelmann, and Thomas Hengelbrock leads the Balthasar-Neumann Orchestra and Chorus. Repeat performances take place on May 20, 23, and 26. Find tickets and more information here.
Anna Netrebko Headlines Grand Opening of Mariinsky IIPublished: 1 May 2013
This week, Anna stars in a series of performances marking the opening of Mariinsky II, a expanded home for the legendary opera company. On May 2, she joins a lineup of star performers to dedicate the new stage in a gala concert conducted by the Mariinsky's Artistic and General Director Valery Gergiev and featuring artists including Plácido Domingo, Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, René Pape, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, students of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, soloists of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers, and more. On May 3, Anna sings the title role in Mariusz Treliński's production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, again under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Anna will also be joined on stage by Sergei Semishkur as Vaudemont, Alexei Markov as Robert, Edem Umerov as Ebn-Hakir, and Sergei Aleksashkin as King René of Provence.
The Mariinsky II sits adjacent to the original opera house in the heart of St. Petersburg. The new seven-story structure boasts a 2,000-seat auditorium, a rooftop ampitheatre and terrace, and expanded rehearsal spaces. Find more information about the Mariinsky II and its opening festivities here.
Anna Netrebko a "wonderful" Tatiana in Vienna State Opera's Eugene OneginPublished: 26 April 2013
Two weeks ago Anna made her role debut as Tatiana in the Vienna State Opera's production of Eugene Onegin to rave reviews from critics and audience alike. Her portrayal of the young girl falling in love with the worldly but arrogant Onegin (sung by Dmitry Hvorostovsky) in four sold-out performances elicited "euphoric cheers for a night of pure operatic enchantment, wrote the Wiener Zeitung. Vienna's Kurier exclaimed, “A real superstar is back. Exceptional soprano Anna Netrebko celebrated a triumph at the State Opera. She now belongs to the greatest singers who have ever sung this role. She is a gift to the world of opera." Stated the New York Times, “Anna Netrebko was clearly a Tatiana waiting to happen in Tchaikovsky’s resplendent opera Eugene Onegin. The only question is why it took so long. ... She was wonderful."
On September 23, Anna will open the 2013-14 season at the Metropolitan Opera as Tatiana in a new production by Deborah Warner under the baton of Valery Gergiev. The gala performance will mark her third consecutive opening of the opera house's season. The Onegin performance on October 5 will be broadcast to 64 cinemas worldwide as part of the Met: Live in HD simulcast series' 2013-14 season. Find out more about Anna’s debut as Tatiana at the Metropolitan Opera here.
Anna to Make South American Debut This SummerPublished: 5 April 2013
The National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia has announced that this summer Anna Netrebko will make her South American debut in a concert with Erwin Schrott at Bogota's Teatro Mayor. The two singers will unite on July 12 for a one-night-only appearance titled "Dos voces una passion,” performing a program of arias, duets, and art songs with the orchestra under the baton of Maestro Eugene Kohn. Find tickets and program information here.