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Anna Netrebko

Soprano

Biography

Anna Netrebko in action.
Anna Netrebko as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko made her Royal Opera debut in 2002 as Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) and has since sung Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Gilda (Rigoletto), Violetta (La traviata), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Massenet’s Manon, Mimì (La bohème), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) and Leonora (La forza del destino) with the Company. She first appeared at the Royal Opera House with the Kirov Opera in 2000, singing Natasha (War and Peace). She returns in the 2019/20 Season as Floria Tosca (Tosca).

Netrebko was born in Krasnodar. She studied singing at the St Petersburg Conservatory and aged 22 made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). In 2002 she made her debuts at the Salzburg Festival as Donna Anna and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, as Natasha. She now sings at all the world’s major opera houses and gives concerts worldwide. Her current repertory includes the title roles of Aida and Giovanna d’Arco, Lady Macbeth, Leonora (Il trovatore and La forza del destino), Elizabeth of Valois (Don Carlo), Elsa von Brabant (Lohengrin), Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Turandot, Adriana Lecouvreur, Maddalena di Coigny (Andrea Chénier) and Tatyana (Eugene Onegin).

Netrebko is an exclusive artist for Deutsche Grammophon. Her wide discography includes opera DVDs ranging from Anna Bolenato Betrothal in a Monastery and many solo albums, including an album of verismo arias released in 2016, and Diva, released in 2018. She is a global ambassador for Chopard, Honorary Director of the Russian Children’s Welfare Society and Global Ambassador to the Austrian-based children’s charity SOS-Kinderdorf.

Videos

News and features

Your Reaction: What did you think of Verdi's La forza del destino live in cinemas?

2 April 2019
Your Reaction: What did you think of Verdi's <em>La forza del destino</em> live in cinemas?

Christof Loy's production starring Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko was relayed live to cinemas around the world.

Cast change: Anna Netrebko to withdraw from Norma

26 April 2016
Cast change: Anna Netrebko to withdraw from <em>Norma</em>

Netrebko's replacement to be announced soon.

Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

1 March 2016
Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

Nominees include Kasper Holten, Anna Netrebko and Ermonela Jaho.

Photos

Jonas Kaufmann as Don Alvaro and Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Nebrebko as Leonora and Yusif Eyvasov as Don Alvaro in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Yusif Eyvazov as Don Alvaro and Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Jonas Kaufmann as Don Alvaro and Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Jonas Kaufmann as Don Alvaro and Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko as Leonora and Robert Lloyd as Marquis of Calatrava in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko as Leonora and Robert Lloyd as Marquis of Calatrava in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko

Anna Netrebko, Lucas Meachem, Joseph Calleja, Simone Del Savio and Marco Vinco in La bohème

Anna Netrebko in La bohème

Anna Netrebko in Manon, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigolo as Chevalier des Grieux and Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon

Anna Netrebko as Leonora and Ferruccio Furlanetto as Padre Guardiano in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Jonas Kaufmann as Don Alvaro and Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth The Royal Opera

Joseph Calleja and Anna Netrebko in La bohème

Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon

Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon

Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon

Russell Braun as Lescaut and Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon

Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon

Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon

Vittorio Grigolo as Chevalier des Grieux Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon

Vittorio Grigolo as Chevalier des Grieux and Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon

Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Yusif Eyvazov as Don Alvaro and Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Anna Netrebko as Leonora in La forza del destino, The Royal Opera

Joseph Calleja and Anna Netrebko in La bohème

Joseph Calleja and Anna Netrebko in La bohème

Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut and Russell Braun as Lescaut in Manon