Anna Netrebko sings Verdi
This is a recording where the customer gets a CD and a DVD. All the better to enjoy the artistry of soprano Anna Netrebko, as she sings many arias by Giuseppe Verdi.
This all-Verdi program is Anna’s heartfelt birthday tribute to the master of Italian grand opera, with selections from Il Trovatore, Macbeth, I vespri siciliani, Don Carlo and Giovanna d’Arco.
The selections we hear are:
Nel dì della vittoria … Ambizioso spirto … Vieni t’affretta! … Or tutti sorgete (Lady Macbeth)
Una macchia è qui tutt’ora (from Macbeth)
Qui! Qui dove più s’apre libero il cielo (from Giovanna d’Arco)
O fatidica foresta (from Giovanna d’Arco)
Arrigo! ah, parli a un core (from I Vespri Siciliani)
Mercè, dilette amiche ‘Bolero’ (from I Vespri Siciliani)
Tu che la vanità (from Don Carlo)
Vanne, lasciami (from Il Trovatore)
D’amor sull’ali rosee (from Il Trovatore)
Siam giunti … D’amor sull’ali rosee … Miserere d’un’ alma gia vicina (from Il Trovatore)
Tu vedrai che amore (from Il Trovatore)
Performed by Anna Netrebko (soprano), with the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.
This is music of great emotion, power and extraordinary drama – personally selected and performed by one of the best sopranos of our time. This year marks Anna Netrebko’s ten years as a solo performer. It’s Netrebko’s first solo album in over five years.
Crowned “the Violetta of our age” (Financial Times), Netrebko is the undisputed superstar – “la prima donna assoluta” (New York Post) – of opera today.
The press has documented the following:
“her soprano now offers darker colors and greater weight than it ever did before…she makes every heroine leap before us, fully alive, each widely different from the other…Along the way we also get some of Netrebko’s slippery flights of coloratura, but you can’t have everything in life.”
Here are some highlights of this recording:
And next, here is Anna Netrebko in “Tacea la notte…di tale amor” from Verdi’s Il Trovatore:
Finally, here is “Gia nella notte densa” by Verdi, with Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo:
Tags: Anna Netrebko, Verdi, Il Trovatore, Macbeth, I vespri siciliani, Don Carlo, Giovanna d’Arco.