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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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  • 15.04.2017 - New York Classical Review: Netrebko, Kwiecien bring Met’s “Onegin” revival to vivid life

  • "Netrebko and Kwiecien, through their singing and acting, embodied their roles to an even more vivid degree than four years ago–even when they weren't singing. In the original run, Netrebeko tended to disappear when she wasn't singing, and Kwiecien didn't seem entirely comfortable in his acting. Thursday night both were consistent dramatic presences, building their characters and their relationships, even when the musical focus lay with others.

    Both are powerhouse singers, with rich, charismatic voices, yet each also modulated their voices with great skill and interpretive nuance. Netrebko expressed an affecting sense of impulsiveness and conflict throughout the performance, transforming the character from a breathless young woman in Act I to a woman who, in Act III balances the dignity of her duty and genuine affection for Prince Gremin with her heartsickness over her enduring feelings for Onegin.

    Her commanding singing in the Letter Scene supported the dramatic feeling of a mercurial young woman finding a way not only to articulate her feelings to Onegin, but to herself. She brought cumulative focus and weight to her phrases, ending with a powerful musical and dramatic certainty. Netrebko also used the slight dryness of her lower register in a near conversational manner during the performance, which effected an immediacy to the character that bridged the theatrical gap between stage and audience."

    George Grella (New York Classical Review)

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