Yet another new role for Anna Netrebko on the horizon: in a press conference yesterday in Mexico, the soprano announced she plans to sing Adriana Lecouvreur. Read more »
The program Anna Netrebko sang at Beaver Creek on Thursday included her first public performance of “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda, an aria she has recently recorded in Munich under the baton of Paolo Carignani for a forthcoming “verismo” disc. (That CD is also rumored to include scenes from Manon Lescaut and Turandot… with Netrebko in both title roles!)
Last night’s complete concert version of Die Csárdásfürstin from Dresden is viewable, after the jump.
The role debut of a world-class singer is always a time of great anticipation, hopefully to be followed by celebration, if not unbridled jubilation.
“This is obviously a difficult situation. But who knows Hans New Rock, knows his cool and objective aesthetic decision.”
During the Munich Opera Festival performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (28th and 31st of July 2015) Kristine Opolais will replace Anna Netrebko in the title role.