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Violetta:arias & Duets From La Travia CD (2006)

Artist: Anna Netrebko

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For those of you who have multiple performances of "Traviata" it's a dream come true: a one-disc bargain featuring two great singers in their absolute prime. Anna Netrebko's Violetta is remarkable -- nuanced, sung with beautiful, even tone, by turns fragile and dignified, a melancholy, charismatic figure. Her phrasing and use of dynamics are thought-through and in service to the character...she's...a luscious, vulnerable Violetta. Tenor Rolando Villazon, too, is living up to his very early promise. He delivers an Alfredo filled with youthful feelings very close to the surface: adoration, longing, passion, rage, sadness, resignation. And vocally he is undoubtedly a star -- the voice, with its dark hue but bright, secure high notes, is one in a million...Carlo Rizzi's conducting is full of excitement and his youthful stars keep up with him well; the death scene, though morbidly slow, is similarly effective. The Vienna Philharmonic shines brightly...the sound is excellent...this CD of highlights is the perfect complement.


Label Deutsche Grammophon
SKU 202177135
UPC 028947761853
UPC 14 00028947761853
Format CD
Release Date 2/14/2006
Author Anna Netrebko
Artist Bio
Anna NetrebkoAs her compelling performances with leading opera theaters and symphony orchestras around the world continue to garner both popular and critical acclaim, Anna Netrebko has confirmed her status as one of the music world's most important stars. Her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper prompted one critic to write: "there is none lovelier, none who sings more excitingly, none more charming ? there were cheers, madness, and cries of 'the new Callas.'" A recent performance in Vienna brought similar praise when Die Presse wrote, "with her Traviata she has now conquered the Vienna Staatsoper as well. It really isn't a stretch to use the word 'miracle.' Here one singing actress brought together everything that opera fans could until now only dream of."Born in Krasnodar, Anna Netrebko received her vocal training at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. After winning first prize in Moscow's 1993 National Glinka Competition, the soprano was invited by the famed mezzo-soprano Irina Arkhipova to take part in a concert at the Bolshoi Opera. In 2005 Anna Netrebko was awarded the Russian State Prize by President Putin - the country's highest award in the field of arts and literature. Her studies continue today with renowned soprano Renata Scotto.
ReviewSource Entertainment Weekly
Review In this set of arias and duets from Verdi's "La Traviata", her voice is firepowered enough -- especially in killer sections, like the end of the famous "Sempre Libera" -- to blast its way into the part of your brain that thought it didn't like opera.
Reviewer Gregory Kirschling
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Detroit News
Review Mark that name -- and meet the new "it" girl of the opera world. Netrebko, whose glorious and well-schooled voice matches her physical beauty, has left audiences saucer-eyed while turning operadom on its ear...At every moment, Netrebko displays a voice of agility, accuracy, warmth, brilliance and power. It is touching and authoritative singing...Opera might never be the same.
Reviewer Lawrence B. Johnson
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Artist Netrebko,Anna
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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