Troppo, signori… troppo!

We reach the final day of “The Advent of Anna” in anticipation of her first Met Adriana Lecouvreur, to be broadcast tonight at 5:55 PM.

December bride

As 2018 draws to a close, let’s hear Anna Netrebko in a showpiece she has sung throughout her career, Marfa’s Aria from The Tsar’s Bride.

Un avvenir migliore

The year is 2017. To Violetta, a role she sang first in 1994, Anna bids farewell.

The lady in question

In 2016, Anna Netrebko takes on her second Wagner role, Elsa in Lohengrin.


The future Mrs. Yusif Eyvazov sings Il trovatore in 2015.

Ascendivi a regnar!

Anna boldly leaps forward into her most dramatic role yet: Lady Macbeth at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2014.

I’ve written a letter to Dima

Role debut as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, 2013.

On the street where you die

(The Board threatened to beat Peter Gelb to death with their lorgnettes or something.)

Every little thing she does is tragic

In 2011, Anna Netrebko headlined new productions of Anna Bolena in Vienna and New York.

Anna Einspringerin

After a blizzard strands Renée Fleming in New York City, Anna Netrebko jumps in as star attraction at the Dresden Semperoper’s New Year’s Eve concert in 2010.

C’est une chanson d’amour

Anna trills herself to death in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, 2009.

A scene from a 2008 film of La bohéme, starring Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón.

Anna as ingenue

Anna Netrebko opens the 2007-2008 season of The Met: Live in HD in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.

Netrebko talks!

An interview during rehearsals for Le nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival, 2006.

A star is Anna

The legendary 2005 Willy Decker production of La traviata at the Salzburg Festival.

The Anna in red

Joining Anna Netrebko in this 2004 performance of the first act duet from Lucia di Lammermoor is tenor Marcelo Álvarez.

Instrumental Anna

Anna Netrebko sings the first movement of Gliere’s Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra in 2003.


Anna Netrebko sings “Deh vieni non tardar” in 2000.

A summer night’s dream

Anna Netrebko in a scene from Prokofiev’s Bethrothal in a Monastery, 1998.

The wedding singer

Anna Netrebko as Lyudmila, the role of her American debut at San Francisco Opera. 

Anna of the camellias

A 1994 role debut as Violetta.

The Advent of Anna

To celebrate December 31 when, Anna Netrebko performs her first Met Adriana Lecouvreur.