Starring Anna Netrebko, Eric Cutler, Franco Vassallo and John Relyea; conducted by Patrick Summers. From January 6, 2007.
“While Renée Fleming performed without an audience, DG Stage offered Puccini’s beloved melodrama Tosca before an outdoor crowd in Naples.”
“The worst public in the opera are these obsessed gays. . . . All these rich guys with nothing to do in their life, just following Anna Netrebko or Jonas Kaufmann on all continents. This is not a real audience for me.”
As revealed in a complete recording which appeared this morning, Anna Netrebko was in fine form in Naples at the anteprima of Tosca at the Piazza del Plebiscito.
This video recording of Il trovatore is sensational for all the right and wrong reasons simultaneously.
La Cieca hears that the Met is actively searching for sopranos available to sing Tosca on Anna Netrebko‘s scheduled dates staring March 26.
La Cieca hears that the centerpiece of the 2021 Salzburg Easter Festival will be a new production of Turandot conducted by Christian Thielemann (not pictured) .
Live video of Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov in the riddle scene from Turandot, as seen and heard recently in Munich.
Anna Netrebko, in Milan preparing a new production of Tosca for La Scala’s opening night, fires back at an interviewer.
Dame Judi Dench! Anna Netrebko! Anne Midgette! Need I say more?
Anna Netrebko’s voice to me sounds like a very expensive chocolate covered strawberry.
“Here’s just one more catastrophic crisis — and it seems that at the Met, sufficiently powerful, popular men are beyond reproach.”
“Artists must at least be tethered to some amount of demonstrable empathy lest they risk the perception of solipsism.”
The year 2020 marks the first staged performances of Turandot on Anna Netrebko‘s schedule. She introduces her complete interpretation at the Bayerische Staatsoper January 28 and 31 and February 3.
Yusif Eyvazov just let slip what we must assume is a very long-term project indeed for himself and Anna Netrebko: the title roles in Tristan und Isolde.
Anna Netrebko is Maria Callas in Terrence McNally‘s Master Class!
The frequently-omniscient Future Met Wiki has recently vouchsafed a few morsels about upcoming Met seasons.
It seems Anna Netrebko has achieved a state that can only be described as “Peak Elizabeth Taylor.”
So Anna Netrebko met Julie Andrews yesterday afternoon at an event for the American Austrian Foundation, but that’s just the beginning!
Surely no one can be surprised that the focus of attention among the cher pubic in April was Anna Netrebko‘s first Tosca.
Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann will sing (with each other!) Puccini’s Turandot at the 2021 Salzburg Festival.
Like Julius Caesar before her, Anna Netrebko can rightly proclaim “Veni vidi vici” about her decisive Roman victory at the Metropolitan Opera where she took on her first-ever Tosca.
In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson.
A spokesman for Anna Netrebko informs parterre box that the diva is scheduled to sing Aïda at the Met during the 2018-2019 season.
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