Anna Netrebko Profile Photo

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.

Latest News:

  • 10.03.2016 - 'Soprano Anna Netrebko at height of her powers in Hong Kong debut'

  • "The Russian soprano more than lived up to her star billing, her technique flawless and her magnificent voice powerful and expressive . . . No star shines brighter in today’s operatic world than Anna Netrebko. Not since Maria Callas has any diva created such an impact.

    The Russian-born soprano started her career under Valery Gergiev’s guidance at the Mariinsky Opera in St Petersburg, singing her first leading role at the age of 22. Since then she has appeared at every major opera house, winning acclaim from the critics and adoration from the public worldwide for her magnificent voice, beauty and charisma.

    For her Hong Kong debut (a major coup for the Hong Kong Arts Festival) Netrebko was joined by her husband, Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov, in a programme of well-known arias and duets drawn mostly from the Italian repertoire.

    From the moment Netrebko began to sing, it was clear why her reputation stands so high. Her rich, dark-toned voice is equally capable of massive power and exquisite softness, propelled by a flawless technique – she makes everything seem effortless, the sure sign of a great performer at the height of her powers.

    Her acting, vivid and detailed, matches the quality of her singing. Her warm personality could be felt throughout.

    Highlights included two great arias by Puccini, a heartfelt Un bel di (One Fine Day) from Madame Butterfly and a ravishing O mio babbino caro – the last bars of the latter, sung with gossamer delicacy, were truly magical."

    Natasha Rogai - South China Morning Post

    « return