La Gioconda La Gioconda

Antonio Pappano conducts a high-profile performance from the Salzburg Easter Festival with Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann,, Tareq Nazmi, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Luca Salsi, and Agnieszka Rehlis

on April 06, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Anti-war Anna Anti-war Anna

Anna Netrebko has issued a statement explicitly condemning the war in Ukraine.

on March 30, 2022 at 11:02 AM
Serve with caviar and vodka Serve with caviar and vodka

“It was all surprisingly good? Even the Party Pork, which has you marinate a piece of pork neck in vermouth and steak seasoning. It shouldn’t work, and yet it did.”

on February 03, 2022 at 11:34 AM
Macbeth Macbeth

Riccardo Chailly conducts a new production of Verdi’s tragedy featuring Luca Salsi, Anna Netrebko, Ildar Abdrazakov and Francesco Meli.

on December 07, 2021 at 10:49 AM
Disjointed Disjointed

La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko has cancelled her November performances of Nabucco in Vienna to schedule shoulder surgery.

on October 19, 2021 at 11:44 AM
Tears in heaven Tears in heaven

Awesome, astounding, Asiatic Anna Netrebko sings Puccini and Puccini/Alfano at the Arena di Verona.

on August 06, 2021 at 8:03 PM
Charisma and chemistry Charisma and chemistry

For this revival of Tosca Teatro Real has configured several casts with some of the best singers in the world: Sondra Radvanovsky, Maria Agresta, Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Michael Fabiano, Yusif Eyvazov, Jonas Kaufmann, Carlos Álvarez, Gevorg Hakobyan and Luca Salsi.

on July 29, 2021 at 2:46 PM
Maddalena scene Maddalena scene

This solid if not stellar performance finds our diva in particularly passionate form. Maybe they should have re-titled it Maddalena?

on May 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Insult to injury Insult to injury

Just when you think opera has reached its peak and has nowhere else left to go, here is Anna Netrebko stabbing Scarpia in the dick with a crucifix.

on February 15, 2021 at 2:45 PM
The expansive and the ostentatious The expansive and the ostentatious

Proudly and vividly on display was Anna Netrebko’s unique and glamorous ability to wear the music like a parade of couture gowns—some more sparkly than others, some a more flattering fit, but all thoughtfully chosen and laced into with care.

on February 07, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Met Stars in Concert: Anna Netrebko in Vienna Met Stars in Concert: Anna Netrebko in Vienna

Anna Netrebko performs “a program of captivating Russian songs by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as selections by Strauss, Debussy, Fauré, and more.” Live from Vienna’s historic Spanish Riding School.

on February 06, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Tosca Tosca

Live from the Vienna State Opera, starring Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov and Wolfgang Koch; Bertrand de Billy conducts.

on December 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM
I Puritani I Puritani

Starring Anna Netrebko, Eric Cutler, Franco Vassallo and John Relyea; conducted by Patrick Summers. From January 6, 2007.

on September 18, 2020 at 6:32 PM
Inside, outside Inside, outside

“While Renée Fleming performed without an audience, DG Stage offered Puccini’s beloved melodrama Tosca before an outdoor crowd in Naples.”

on August 04, 2020 at 9:16 AM
Take the long way homo Take the long way homo

“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.”

on July 22, 2020 at 8:24 AM
Prima donna al fresco: integrale! Prima donna al fresco: integrale!

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.

on July 20, 2020 at 5:24 PM
Wild horses Wild horses

This video recording of Il trovatore is sensational for all the right and wrong reasons simultaneously.

on June 30, 2020 at 2:42 PM
Desperately seeking Tosca? Desperately seeking Tosca?

La Cieca hears that the Met is actively searching for sopranos available to sing Tosca on Anna Netrebko‘s scheduled dates staring March 26.

on March 10, 2020 at 9:58 PM
Princess of the posse Princess of the posse

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) .

on March 09, 2020 at 4:17 PM
If love is out of the question If love is out of the question

Live video of Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov in the riddle scene from Turandot, as seen and heard recently in Munich.

on February 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Altre parole bisbigliavi Altre parole bisbigliavi

Anna Netrebko, in Milan preparing a new production of Tosca for La Scala’s opening night, fires back at an interviewer.

on November 28, 2019 at 3:11 PM
We all sleep alone We all sleep alone

Dame Judi Dench! Anna Netrebko! Anne Midgette! Need I say more?

on November 14, 2019 at 2:19 PM
Anna Bellezza Anna Bellezza

Anna Netrebko’s voice to me sounds like a very expensive chocolate covered strawberry.

on November 01, 2019 at 11:10 AM
“Among others” “Among others”

“Here’s just one more catastrophic crisis — and it seems that at the Met, sufficiently powerful, popular men are beyond reproach.”

on September 20, 2019 at 12:21 PM