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  • luvtennis1: On records? Crespin. A live recording from the 60s. Awesome. 1:38 AM
  • la vociaccia: I never said she should hang it up or anything like that; I’ve said frequently that she’s extremely effective... 11:39 PM
  • Krunoslav: Funny, I had written Gorr and then realized it’s been many, many years since I’ve heard that performance.... 11:18 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Ok to use a more contemporary example other than Birgit Nilsson, would you want to hear Anna Netrebko, Sondra Radvanovsky or... 10:01 PM
  • la vociaccia: Surely there lies a gulf between “singing it well” and “covering yourself in glory.” I agree this is... 9:52 PM
  • joggerboy: Was anyone able to listen to it yet? France Musique hasn’t put it On Demand yet. 9:44 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I think this argument is getting rather pointless. For instance I don;t think Birgit Nilsson covered herself in glory when she... 8:39 PM
  • laddie: I took him to mean that he was previewing the role debut at the MET. He has sung the role in Torino as well as London. 8:25 PM

Divas, they’re just like us

IRTJust when La Cieca thought it was impossible for her adoration for Anna Netrebko to grow any more abject, she has run across this photo on Facebook. Yes, that’s right: today, less than 24 hours before her New York debut recital, Anna, with son Tiago and sister Natasha, took the 1 train down to Canal Street for an afternoon of shopping and noodle-slurping in Chinatown.

Of what I dream in the quiet afternoon

Anna NetrebkoAnna Netrebko‘s sold-out recital at the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday afternoon will be broadcast on SiriusXM Met Opera Radio, channel 74. Those Annamaniacs who do not currently subscribe to SiriuxXM may want to take this opportunity to register for a 30 day free trial of the service. A glimpse of Anna’s recital dress follows the jump. Read more »

What Elsa?

“The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen…” Anna Netrebko launched her recital tour at Baden Baden last night. Photo: manolo press

Anna Wedding

Klyatvy byli skazany

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Yusif Eyvazov, who were married in Vienna just now.

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Turandot Netrebko

Ice ice baby

Now, understand, this is the snippiest of snippets, but it is indeed the first hint of Anna Netrebko‘s Turandot!

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We have voices now.

Out here in the dark

This is the tenth season of the Met’s HD broadcasts, not that I would know it.

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Trovatore

Man of steel

“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement.”

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Trovatore_curtain_call

The gleam of his smile

A clearly moved Hvorostovsky basked in the moment and momentarily broke character to acknowledge the love.

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talks

The puff preliminary

Anna, Bart and Peter talk about the Met’s new season with the always engaging Michael Cooper of the New York Times.

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Anna and Yusif

“Et puis tout le monde a pris un beau long somme”

Emue aux larmes, la diva lui a donné son consentement.

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