La Cieca hears that the forthcoming Verismo CD, currently in the studio with Anna Netrebko and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia led by Antonio Pappano, will include the complete Act Four of Manon Lescaut. The disc is scheduled for a November release.
La Cieca figures she might as well retire from editing, and for that matter, Manuel Brug can put down his critic’s pen, because the above is, bar none, the greatest headline ever written.
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.
The program Anna Netrebko sang at Beaver Creek on Thursday included her first public performance of “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda.
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.