For several years, Anna Netrebko starred in the opening production of the season at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; a performance enjoyed by her many fans in more than 64 countries, as part of the Met’s Live cinema broadcasts.
The Met’s new staging of Tchaikovsky’s passionately lyrical Opera is the September DVD of the Month featuring Anna Netrebko in one of Russian opera’s greatest and most demanding roles.
The performers are: Mariusz Kwiecien (Onegin), Anna Netrebko (Tatyana), Piotr Beczala (Lensky), Oksana Volkova (Olga), Alexei Tanovitski (Gremin), with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet, Valery Gergiev conductor.
The International Record Review wrote:
“Gergiev conducts a passionate account of the score, much of it taken very slowly…Kwiecien has enormous experience in the title role and plays the cad well in Acts 1 and 2…In a show-stopping Letter Scene, Netrebko conveys that first, uncertain declaration of love perfectly…She could easily have been the reigning Tatyana of the past decade.”
Here, from Eugene Onegin is the Letter Scene with Anna Netrebko at the Metropolitan Opera:
And next, here is Anna Netrebko in Dvorak’s “Song To The Moon”: