“Ms. Netrebko is not the kind to wear sweatpants unless they are fancy, but her wardrobe and homes are an eclectic amalgam of high and low.” [New York Times]
Sir Richard Eyre’s puzzling production of Manon Lescaut returned to the Met last night, following last season’s premiere in February. Its concept, which updates the novel’s 18th century time frame to 1940s France, continues to remain elusive and frustrating. And yet, despite this unsatisfying aspect, the evening was redeemed through the sheer star wattage of Anna Netrebko—whose Manon was deeply unforgettable for its wide scope, control, and incredible virtuosity. Read more »
No guarantees, because we are talking about Russian TV technology here, but apparently at 2:00 PM today there is a video stream of Manon Lescaut from the Bolshoi starring Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov!
Anna Netrebko and a ten-kilo evening cloak perform “In questa reggia,” complete and live!
Here’s a tease of Anna Netrebko‘s “In questa reggia,.”