Netrebko’s Magic

Anna Netrebko:

  • ‘Souvenirs’

Soprano superstar Anna Netrebko steps away from the operatic stage to create her most personal and intimate album yet. Souvenirs is a gorgeous collection of short and sparkling pieces that allow Anna to display her amazing voice and temperament

“This recording is like a bridal bouquet, bursting with variety and colors,” says Anna Netrebko. “I want it to create a wonderful array of emotions – passion, fun, love, tenderness.”

The specific selection titles follow:

Il Bacio

Charpentier, G:
Depuis le jour (from Louise)

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

La tempránica: Zapateado ‘La tarántula é un bicho mú malo’

Peer Gynt: Solveig’s Song

La rosa y el sauce
arr.: Guillo Espel

Hahn, R:
arr.: Andreas N. Tarkmann

Midnight Bells (from Der Opernball)

Heia, in den Bergen from Die Csárdásfürstin

Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss (from Giuditta)

Lloyd Webber, A:
Requiem: Pie Jesu

Fortunio: ‘Je ne vois rien..Lorsque je n’etais qu’une enfant’

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d’Hoffmann )

Rimsky Korsakov:
Not the wind blowing from the heights, Op.43, No.2
arr.: Andreas N. Tarkmann

Eastern Song: Enslaved by the rose, the nightingale Op. 2 No. 2
arr.: Andreas N. Tarkmann

Strauss, R:
Cäcilie, Op. 27 No. 2
Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

trad.: Schlof sche, mein Vögele
arr.: Friedrich Meyer

Performed by Anna Netrebko, soprano

The album includes repertoire from all over the world: songs in French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Latin, Czech, Yiddish, Spanish and – of course – Russian. These are pieces that are very close to Anna’s heart and include treasures by Dvorák, Grieg, Carlos Guastavino, Reynaldo Hahn, Offenbach, Richard Strauss, as well as rarely performed songs by Rimsky-Korsakov.

For this special project, Anna is accompanied by conductor Emmanuel Villaume and the Prague Philharmonia orchestra.

On this album Anna Netrebko has a few stunning guests to partner with her: Elina Garanca for Offenbach’s Barcarole, Andrew Swait for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Pie Jesu” (Requiem), Piotr Beczala for Heuberger’s “Im Chambre Séparée”.

Here is a video of Souvenirs: the CD is a collection of short and sparkling pieces that allow Anna to display her amazing voice and personality.  See her behind the scenes including interviews and footage from the recording session.


And next here is Anna Netrebko singing “Heia, in den Bergen ist mein Heimatland” from Kálmán’s opera The Gypsy Princess (Csárdásfürstin)


Tags: Anna Netrebko, soprano, souvenirs, Dvorak, Grieg, Richard Strauss

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