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Anna Netrebko

The reigning prima donna of the 21st century, Anna Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star, becoming perhaps the most celebrated soprano in the world. In live performance and on award-winning recordings, her portrayals of opera’s most iconic heroines have already made an indelible mark. Now, as she ventures into bolder, more dramatic repertoire, she continues to reach new heights. From singing at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics to becoming the first classical artist named to TIME magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, Anna serves as opera’s leading global ambassador and is widely recognized as one of today’s most compelling, committed performing artists in any genre. Offstage, on social media, she shares her infectious joie de vivre – along with her love of family, fashion, and food – inspiring people to live their most colorful lives and to celebrate what makes them unique.

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  • 12.12.2016 - Anna Netrebko’s Verismo nominated for Grammy Award

  • As announced this morning, Verismo — Anna Netrebko’s new solo album for Deutsche Grammophon — has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of “Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.” 

    Hailed as “One of the most anticipated opera albums of the year” by the Associated Press, Verismo features Anna in her newfound repertoire and artistic range, singing heroines from Tosca, Turandot, Andrea Chénier, Manon Lescaut, and more. She is joined by her husband, Yusif Eyvazov, for Turandot’s towering “In questa reggia” and the complete fourth act of Manon Lescaut. Antonio Pappano conducts the recording, which also features the orchestra and chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

    Verismo, reveals [Netrebko] is more than just a star; her performances of arias and scenes from Italian opera highlight an artistry that is both subtle and thrilling,” wrote The Observer, which also compared her performance to “an expert warrior wielding a sword. It’s hard to imagine this killer aria sung more beautifully.”

    The AP added, that Verismo “justifies the excitement… Besides the pure vocal pleasure it brings, this album serves as a landmark in the remarkable growth of a singer who began more than two decades ago as a light lyric soprano, moved into bel canto, then Verdi and Puccini and recently even ventured into Wagner.”

    The 59th annual Grammy Awards take place Sunday, February 12 and will be broadcast on CBS.

    Last month, Verismo won the 2016 Diapason d’Or de l’Année in the Vocal Recital category. It also entered the Pop charts in Austria (No. 3), Germany (No. 11), and Switzerland (No. 16), and France (No. 50) while occupying the No. 1 spot on the Classical charts in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the United States it charted No. 3 in Classical Overall and No. 11 in Heatseekers.

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