Every now and then, someone really special comes along in the world of opera  and the subject of this week’s blog is one of those people.The reigning prima donna of the 21st century, soprano Anna Netrebko redefines what it means to be an opera star. She  is now, without question, Europe’s biggest classical female singer, regularly headlining  major productions at all of the  leading opera houses across the globe, and was the first classical musician to be chosen as one of the “Time 100,” Time magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people, which is no mean feat!. With her distinctively beautiful voice, abundant charisma, and arresting stage presence, she makes an indelible impression with each of the roles she portrays. An iconic figure both on and off the stage, the Russian soprano enjoys a level of superstardom that extends far beyond the classical realm.

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Born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia, Anna Netrebko studied vocal performance at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Under  the guidance of her mentor conductor Valery Gergiev, Netrebko made her operatic stage debut at the Mariinsky at age 22, as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro and has subsequently mastered all of the great roles  that were once synonymous with a specific style of operatic diva  – Mimi, Violetta, Lucia, Manon , Lady Macbeth- and she has made them her own. She insists that it is important for her to strike a balance between light and heavy roles, and she also says she believes in taking on parts that are a little more demanding than she’s comfortable with. She says  “When I am on stage, I give everything. Maybe because of that, I won’t last long, but I don’t care.”

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It’s no secret that  Anna Netrebko is one of opera’s true box office draws: Her performances are almost alway sell outs and her recent CD, Verismo, reveals she is more than just a star; her performances of arias and scenes from Italian opera highlight an artistry that is both subtle and thrilling.

2020 is a busy and exciting year for this amazing diva and her husband. Netrebko married Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov in 2015 with a wedding at Vienna’s  Palais Coburg every bit as sumptuous as one would expect from this wold class star Over 2020 this incredible couple perform several times together –  the up coming season promises more breathtaking performances from this operatic power house!

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Yusif Eyvazov photo by Christian Michelides

2020 Scheduled Performance Dates

New Years Eve Puccini Gala Concert at The Metropolitan Opera, New York. 31st     December 2019 at 17.30hr.

Turandot by Puccini. Barvarian State Opera, Munich. 28th, 31st January 2020, 3rd February 2020 at 19.00h.

An Evening of Italian Opera. With husband- Yusif Eyvazov. Großer Saal Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna. 19th February 2020 at 19.30h.

An Evening of Italian Opera. With husband- Yusif Eyvazov. Großer Saal Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. 25th February 2020 at 20.00h.

An Evening of Italian Opera. With husband- Yusif Eyvazov. Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège. 28th February 2020 at 20.00h.

Concert with Yusif Eyvazov.  Großer Saal Philharmonie Berlin. 2nd March 2020 at 20.00h.

Tosca by Puccini.  With Michael Volle. The Metropolitan Opera, New York. 26th(19.30h) 29th (14.00h) March 2020, 2nd(19.30h) 5th ( 15.00h) April 2020

Adriana Lecouvreur by Cilea. With husband- Yusif Eyvazov. Opéra Bastille, Paris. 27th, 30th April 2020(19.30h), 3rd (14.30h) 6th, 9th, 12th(all at 19.30h) May 2020.

Don Carlo  by Verdi.  With Ildar Abdrazakov. Semperoper Dresden. 23rd( 18.00h) 26th, 29th (both 19..00h) May 2020.

Recital With Elena Bashkirova. Opera National de Bordeaux. 5th June 2020 at 20.00h.

Recital With Elena Bashkirova. Wiener Staatsoper Vienna. 12th June at 20.00h.

Tosca by Puccini. With Bryn Terfel. Royal Opera House, London. 6th, 9th (both at 19.30h) 12th (15.00h) 15 ( 9.30h) June 2020.

The Stars of Opera.  With Yusif Eyvazov. Arena Di Verona. 23rd July 2020 at 21.15h.

Tosca by Puccini. With Yusif Eyvazov.  Großer Festspielhaus Salzburg. 2nd( 19.00h) 5th(19.30h) 8th(15.00h) 13th ( 20.30h) August 2020.

Concert with Yusif Eyvazov. Event Hall Voronezh. 27th October 2020 at 19.00h.

Concert with Yusif Eyvazov. Jupiter Hall Nizhny-Novgorod. 30th October 2020 at 19.00h.

Concert with Yusif Eyvazov.  Samara Academic Opera & Ballet Theatre. 1st November 2020 at 18.00h.

Concert with Yusif Eyvazov. Philharmonic Concert Hall Krasnoyarsk. 4th November 2020 at 19.00h.

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Photo by Manfred Werner (Tsui) –

Anna Netrebko’s beautiful, dark and distinctive sound, coupled with her elegant and alluring stage presence have won her both popular and critical acclaim worldwide.

Showcase Opera and Events is a UK based ticket agency specialising in bookings of opera, ballet, classical music, high profile pageant events and various sporting events. With over 20 years experience and expertise we have been at the heart of the opera, concert and sporting events sector. Because of this we have developed a unique international network and are often also able to source sold out tickets for you. We relish the challenge of finding tickets for your dream event!

Please note, that owing to the immense popularity of this fantastic performer of the opera world, some of these tickets  may be difficult to get hold of.

 

For more information  about this incredible opera singer and to book tickets for any of these performances, please do not hesitate to  contact us:
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