Netrebko: DVD of the Month– Feb., 2016

I watched highlights of this recording this morning. And although this concert took place in Moscow more than two years ago, I loved the feeling that ths music generated, so I am sharing it with you. The recording features one of my favorite sopranos, Anna Netrebko, with Baritone Dmitry Hvorostovsky.


The selections are as follows:

Giordano, U:

La mamma morta (from Andrea Chénier)

Hermann, Florian:

Ochi chyornye (Dark Eyes)


Heia, in den Bergen from Die Csárdásfürstin


Tre sbirri…Una carozza…Presto ‘Te Deum’ (from Tosca)


Podmoskovnye vechera


Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Uzh kak po mostu, mostochku (from Eugene Onegin)

O! Kak mnye tyazhelo! ? Onegin! Ya togda molozhe (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)


La forza del destino Overture

Mercè, dilette amiche ‘Bolero’ (from I Vespri Siciliani)

O Carlo, ascolta (from Don Carlo)

Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)

Tacea la notte (from Il Trovatore)

Il balen del suo sorriso (from Il Trovatore)

Udiste? Come albeggi la scure al figlio (from Il Trovatore)

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (from Rigoletto)

Performed by Anna Netrebko (soprano), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra, and the Academic Grand Choir.

Two of the biggest names in opera join forces for a live performance from historic Red Square in the heart of Moscow, captured in stunning sound and vision with 18 high definition cameras.

Recorded at a superb live concert on 19 June 2013, Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky return to their native Russia, singing a brilliant program of popular arias and duets from some of the world’s best-loved operas, including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, and, celebrating Verdi’s bicentenary, Il trovatore.

7500 people were present on the Red Square, and more than 400 theaters have screened the concert worldwide.

Here are scenes from this concert:

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