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What dreams may come

La Cieca is assured by one of her most reliable mavens that a 2018-2019 production of Lohengrin at the Met looks like a definite “go.” The Claus Guth staging (seen previously in Milan and Paris) will be conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and will feature an opening night cast including Anna Netrebko, Stuart Skelton and Evelyn Herlitzius. [Future Met Wiki]

Conspicuous consumption

On Thursday evening, the Teatro alla Scala audience didn’t watch the familiar presentation of a “wayward woman” who overcomes moral inferiority only to be robbed of happiness when she finally deserved it.  Read more »

Questa donna conoscete?

Last week Anna Netrebko sang in concert Violetta’s first act aria from La traviata, an opera she will return to her repertoire at La Scala on Thursday of this week. You can hear that concert performance after the jump.  Read more »

Start the revolution with me

La Scala’s 2017-2018 season will open with a new production of Andrea Chenier starring Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov.

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And see if I can be rebirthed next Thursday afternoon

Anna Netrebko has become Edina Monsoon.

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Not since the Zodiac Killer…

“Marlis Petersen, in her first shot at the role, is as complete a video Violetta as Rosanna Carteri, Marie McLaughlin or the young Angela Gheorghiu, and as riveting as Teresa Stratas or Anna Netrebko.”

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Turban outfitter

“Ms. Netrebko is not the kind to wear sweatpants unless they are fancy…”

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Gone girl

Anna Netrebko‘s Manon was deeply unforgettable for its wide scope, control, and incredible virtuosity.

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Straniero, ascolta!

A sneak preview of perhaps the most intriguing track on Anna Netrebko’s forthcoming Verismo CD.

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Tucker everlasting

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala promises (note, promises) a particularly glittery roster this year.

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