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Anna Netrebko

Soprano

Biography

Anna Netrebko in action.
Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon © Bill Cooper/ROH 2010

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) and Massenet’s Manon with the Company. She first appeared at the Royal Opera House with the Kirov Opera in 2000, singing Natasha (War and Peace). In the 2014/15 Season she sings Mimì (La bohème) with the Company.

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, and has extended her repertory to include roles such as Leonora (Il trovatore), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) and the title roles in Anna Bolena, Giovanna d'Arco and Manon Lescaut.

Netrebko is an exclusive artist for Deutsche Grammophon. Her wide discography includes opera DVDs ranging from Anna Bolena to Betrothal in a Monastery and many solo albums including an album of Verdi arias released in 2013. 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. With bass-baritone Erwin Schrott she founded the Anna and Erwin Foundation for children.

Videos

News and features

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

Recommended opera recordings: September 2013

Recommended opera recordings: September 2013

23 September 2013

September sees new releases from Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli and Maria Callas.

Recommended recordings: June 2013

Recommended recordings: June 2013

19 June 2013

June sees new releases from Aleksandra Kurzak and Piotr Beczala as well as a trio of Rosenblatt Recital recordings.

2013/14 Opera and Music Season announced

2013/14 Opera and Music Season announced

13 March 2013

New productions, new work and visiting companies alongside classics at the Royal Opera House.

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