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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) 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

Watch: Members of cast, creative and backstage teams on <em>La bohème</em>

Watch: Members of cast, creative and backstage teams on La bohème

11 June 2015

Backstage films from the 2015 live relay of La bohème, including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

Watch: John Copley on La bohème - ‘It was the first proper opera I’d seen and I cried all the way home on the bus’

Watch: John Copley on La bohème - ‘It was the first proper opera I’d seen and I cried all the way home on the bus’

10 June 2015

The director recalls his first moment with Puccini’s opera and his thoughts on this last revival.

The Bachtrack Opera Awards 2015 open for voting

The Bachtrack Opera Awards 2015 open for voting

10 June 2015

The online publication announces winners of six different categories of opera each week, voted for by its readers

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