Anna Netrebko

Anna Netrebko: Souvenirs

The voices of some singers are best suited for performing Lieder; others have a voice that is best for Opera. In this CD, Anna Netrebko gives a very personal and intimate performance of lighter works. Her songs range from sparkling operetta classics to seductive light-hearted songs. She is joined by some friends, Elına Garanca and Piotr Beczala; her joy of collaboration is heard in these beautiful selections.

This program includes a wide range of music from Viennese operetta of Kalman, Lehar, etc, through opera, songs by R. Strauss, Grieg, Dvorak and others; all are beautifully performed. The Prague Philharmonic and the other singers (Garanca, Beczala, & Swatt) are also excellent.

And let’s face it: We have a Pretty girl, and great singing, and fine music. What more do you need?

Here are the specific titles on each track of this CD:

  • The Gypsy Princess (Die Csárdásfürstin) / Act 1 – Lied: “Heia, heia, in den Bergen ist mein Heimatland”
  • Der Opernball – Im chambre séparée
  • Giuditta / Act 4 – Meine Lippen, die küssen so heiss
  • Louise / Act 3 – “Depuis le jour”
  • Les Contes d’Hoffmann / Act 2 – Barcarolle
  • Vier Lieder, Op.27 – 2. Cäcilie
  • Peer Gynt, Op.23 – Solveig’s song
  • Fortunio – L’orsque j’etais enfant
  • Ciganské melodie (Gypsy Melodies), Op.55 – instr. by Jiri Teml – 4. Kdyz mne stara matka
  • Fünf Lieder, Op.41 – 1. Wiegenlied
  • ‘T was Not the Wind, Op.43, No.2 – orchestrated by Andreas N. Tarkmann
  • Captivated by the Rose (The Nightingale), Op.2, No.2 [Plenivshis rozoï soloveï] – orchestrated by Andreas N. Tarkmann
  • Schlof sche, mein Vögele – orchestrated by Friedrich Meyer
  • Requiem – Pie Jesu
  • L’enamourée – orchestrated by Andreas N. Tarkmann
  • La rosa y el sauce
  • La Tempranica – Nº 2 Tiempo de zapateado “La tarántula e un bicho”
  • Il Bacio

Here’s a terrific video in which Ms. Netrebko sings “My Lips Kiss with such fire”, and she delights the attendees (especially the Men) during the Last Night of the Proms:

And here is one more: Antonin Dvořák’s song “Rusalka”

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