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A starred day’s night

The first thing I noticed when I entered the Lyric Opera House for Anna Netrebko’s recital “Day and Night” was the amount of Russian being spoken in the lobby—Anna’s fans from Chicago’s Russian community were out in force, and in all the audience there was a frisson of expectation for the day’s event.  Read more »

Broadcast: Netrebko/Eyvazov concert

Live from the Teatro Colon, a concert of Italian opera favorites performed by Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov and Jader Bignamini (not pictured, alas). The transmission begins at 7:00 PM EDT.  Read more »


Awe-inspiring Anna Netrebko unveils yet another new Verdi aria.  Read more »

Lady first

This revival of Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 Macbeth production was probably the most anticipated event of the Royal Opera House 2017/2018 season, due mostly to Anna Netrebko’s return to Covent Garden after a three-year absence.

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Princess Bride

Alluring Anna Netrebko sings an aria from Tsarskaya nevesta two nights ago.

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O dolce mano

“Briefly, the character of the heroine is a crazy bothersome hysterical bitch.”

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Zhit’! Zhit’! Zhit’!

La Cieca thinks you can guess how elated she is that Anna Netrebko has actually become Auntie Mame.

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Broadcast: Adriana Lecouvreur

The broadcast debuts of Anna Netrebko‘s Adriana and Piotr Beczala‘s Maurizio.

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