Anna Netrebko: Live At The Met

Audio Samples

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>     Part 2. Aria. Qui la voce sua soave
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Voyna i mir (War and Peace)
>     Act 1. Scena and Duet. Ya ne budu - Kak solnca za goroy
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Act 2. Aria. Vedrai, carino
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>     Act 3. Finale. Senz'andar lungi - La moral di tutto questo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Act 3. Trio. Ah, piú non ragiono!
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>     Act 4. Duet. Va! je t'ai pardonné - Nuit d'hyménée!
>     Act 4. Scene and Aria. Dieu! Quel frisson- Amour, ranime mon courage
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>     Part 2. Act 2. Scene and Aria. Eccola! - Il dolce suono - Ardon gl'incensi
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
>     Act 3. Duet. Pourtant, ô ma fiancée - C'est une chans
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Act 3. Aria. D'onde lieta uscì
>     Act 1. Duet. O soave fanciulla

Album Summary

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Voyna i mir (War and Peace)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
Performers Conductors Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Our generation's greatest performer on the Met Stage showcases her finest performances in one collection. Live At The Met features excerpts from live performances on the Met stage from La Boheme, Don Giovanni, War & Peace, I Puritani, Les Contes d'Hoffman, Rome et Juliette, Don Pasquale and Lucia di Lammermoor.

The forthcoming season marks the 10th anniversary of Anna Netrebko's debut with the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The new album celebrates this milestone by bringing together her greatest MET moments throughout the past 10 seasons - performances never before issued on record and most never commercially released on any format.

Anna Netrebko's first operatic album sold more than 300,000 units, the second, Sempre libera, more than 400,000, while her live recording of Verdi's La Traviata has sold in excess of 350,000 on CD alone. This new album, capturing the thrill of her greatest performances on one of the world's most iconic stages, will be a major event for hundreds of thousands of fans who have followed her career in the opera house, on radio, on CD, on DVD and in cinemas worldwide.

Over the past decade, The Met has played host to many of the Russian soprano's greatest triumphs, from Prokofiev's War and Peace in 2002 to her most recent appearance, in 2010, as Adina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale. The album also includes virtuoso arias from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Bellini's I Puritani, Verdi's Rigoletto, Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Puccini's La Bohème.

The selections - including performances with tenors Roberto Alagna, Joseph Calleja and Juan Diego Flórez - demonstrate Anna Netrebko's remarkable vocal range and dramatic imagination. All recorded live, they are infused with her unique vocal magnetism and irresistible on-stage charisma.

"This compilation of highlights from Anna Netrebko's Metropolitan Opera roles makes a distinctive introduction to her talents...it's her solo aria from Roméo & Juliette that proves one of the stand-out performances here, the other being a dazzling showstopper from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, "Il dolce suono", which has the audience justly bawling its acclaim." -The Independent

"They show Netrebko’s chameleon-like ability to alter her timbre according to repertoire: the ethereal, Sutherland-like soprano in Donizetti and Bellini is unrecognisable as the singer who delivers a hard-edged, glinting Natasha in Prokofiev’s War and Peace." -The Times

International Record Review
There is an alert sense of drama, which is where Netrebko really scores as a singing actress... While her bel canto is judged 'could do better', it's worth considering that, at 40, Netrebko is now just entering her prime.

The Guardian
The real treat is her Natasha in Prokofiev's War and Peace, conducted by Gergiev, with Dmitri Hvorostovsky as a dreamy Andrei. It's nicely recorded, too: some of Netrebko's discs capture the power of her voice at the expense of its opulence; here, you get a real sense of its force and beauty.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Metropolitan Opera, NY (2002-2010).



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>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Part 2. Aria. Qui la voce sua soave
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Voyna i mir (War and Peace) :: Act 1. Scena and Duet. Ya ne budu - Kak solnca za goroy
  • Performers: Ekaterina Sementchuk; Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-43.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1941-1943

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 2. Aria. Vedrai, carino
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Act 3. Finale. Senz'andar lungi - La moral di tutto questo
  • Performers: Juan Flórez (Tenor); Mariusz Kwiecien (Baritone); Simone Alaimo (Bass Baritone); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Maurizio Benini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 3. Trio. Ah, piú non ragiono!
  • Performers: Nancy Herrera (Mezzo Soprano); Eric Halfvarson (Bass); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Asher Fisch
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Act 4. Duet. Va! je t'ai pardonné - Nuit d'hyménée!
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Act 4. Scene and Aria. Dieu! Quel frisson- Amour, ranime mon courage
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Part 2. Act 2. Scene and Aria. Eccola! - Il dolce suono - Ardon gl'incensi
  • Performers: Ildar Abdrazakov (Bass); Michael Vocals] (Tenor); Cecilia Brauer; Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 12 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) :: Act 3. Duet. Pourtant, ô ma fiancée - C'est une chans
  • Performers: Joseph Calleja (Tenor); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 3. Aria. D'onde lieta uscì
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 1. Duet. O soave fanciulla
  • Performers: Piotr Beczala (Tenor); Gerald Finley (Bass Baritone); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896