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    Opera Lively News Coordinator Top Contributor Member MAuer's Avatar
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    This is a tough situation. A number of leading international singers have complained about being required to commit to roles five or even six years in advance at the major houses, when there's no way to predict how their voices will develop in the interim. But I can also sympathize with the many disappointed fans who have gone to considerable trouble (and expense) to secure tickets to her performances, not to mention travel and lodging arrangements for those coming from out of town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    This is a tough situation. A number of leading international singers have complained about being required to commit to roles five or even six years in advance at the major houses...
    Gosh! I had not considered that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    This is a tough situation. A number of leading international singers have complained about being required to commit to roles five or even six years in advance at the major houses, when there's no way to predict how their voices will develop in the interim.
    I'm sure you're right and I'm sure she really wanted to sing this role when she signed the contracts.


    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    But I can also sympathize with the many disappointed fans who have gone to considerable trouble (and expense) to secure tickets to her performances, not to mention travel and lodging arrangements for those coming from out of town.
    I wonder if the houses concerned knew and didn't let on so they could charge top whack for the tickets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    I'm sure you're right and I'm sure she really wanted to sing this role when she signed the contracts.


    I wonder if the houses concerned knew and didn't let on so they could charge top whack for the tickets.
    Either way, customer is King (or Queen) and between the Opera House and the singer(s), they have failed the fan.

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    Cool Anna and Riccardo

    A match made in heaven, Netrebko and Muti.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/ar...ome-opera.html

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    - from "We hear that..." section of April Opera magazine

    Anna Netrebko will sing her first staged Giovanna D'Arco at La Scala in 2015, with Francesco Meli as Carlo

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    Yes amazing voice of Anna, she stops you in your tracks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo_Millar View Post
    Yes amazing voice of Anna, she stops you in your tracks
    Welcome to Opera Lively; it's good to have another fan of La Bellissima here!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    This is not news but I am treating this thread as an "Anna" thread.

    I would advise any Anna fan to check the recording of the 2010 Baden-Baden concert on the spotfly or whatever free streaming function.

    Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (Standard edition)
    Pergolesi:
    Nel chiuso centro - chamber cantata
    Anna Netrebko (soprano)
    La conversion e morte di San Guglielmo duca d'Aquitania: Sinfonia to the sacred drama
    Questo il piano
    Marianna Pizzolato (contralto)
    Stabat Mater
    Anna Netrebko (soprano) & Marianna Pizzolato (contralto)
    Orchestra dell’ Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

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    I have no idea yet what the difference is between the standard release and the "prestige" release is (I only discovered the existence of that today) but probably I will also buy the prestige version, keep it sealed in the cellophane and treasure it in the drawer of my bedside table.

    The sound is wishy-washy. It is recorded live but I do not know why this noise happens. I can only hear it on the Sennheisers (I need this music fed as directly as I can to the soul) and not through Marantz amp/Q speakers.

    Despite this the music is glorious. I am no expert with Pergolesi, I only heard Stabat Mater for the first time earlier this year with the local church choir. Though I have heard it since with a number of interpretations but this recording is truly special with Pappano's beautiful but dramatic sympathy, the excellence of the Santa Cecilia Academy and of course Netrebko and Pizzolato.

    The combination of the two have warmth, dramatic impact and magnificence that rises above just a performance and really engages an emotional experience that has surprised me so that I have listened, heard and participated in this recording tens of times since the purchase more recent than a couple of months ago.

    I hasten to add that I have not listened to many of Anna's performances but her performance here is truly beautiful, absolutely stunning.

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    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I hasten to add that I have not listened to many of Anna's performances but her performance here is truly beautiful, absolutely stunning.
    That's what she usually does, hehehe.
    And yes, I have the above CD and it is very good - cheap on Amazon at $12.99 [clicky]
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    That's what she usually does, hehehe.
    And yes, I have the above CD and it is very good - cheap on Amazon at $12.99 [clicky]
    So, as Anna fan number one (I'm just going to go ahead and give Almaviva that title), what role would you most like to hear her perform next in this stage of her fabulous development?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    So, as Anna fan number one (I'm just going to go ahead and give Almaviva that title), what role would you most like to hear her perform next in this stage of her fabulous development?
    The role of my second wife, after I move to Utah and convert into a polygamist.

    Now, seriously, not only me, but every other fan most likely would love to see her doing on stage the meatier Verdi heroines that she put on her latest Verdi CD.
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); August 10th, 2014 at 09:01 PM.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    The role of my second wife....
    You baaaaad man!

    When you next come to London, Mrs. Almaviva drinks champagne and Almaviva gets glass of water "Tap will be fine, thank you"



    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    ...Now, seriously, not only me, but every other fan most likely would love to see her doing on stage the meatier Verdi heroines that she put on her latest Verdi CD.
    Do you mean Macbeth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    You baaaaad man!

    When you next come to London, Mrs. Almaviva drinks champagne and Almaviva gets glass of water "Tap will be fine, thank you"
    Mrs. Almaviva??? Mrs. Almaviva??? Remember, it's COUNTESS Almaviva!!! She is still the first wife and has all the power!

    Do you mean Macbeth?
    Yes, and a few others.
    Anna got in this CD:
    Lady Macbeth, Giovanna d'Arco, Elena from I Vespri Siciliani, Elisabetta from Don Carlo and Leonora from Il Trovatore. Nice Miserere.

    She already did Lady Macbeth in Munich, and is doing Leonora in Salzburg.
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); August 11th, 2014 at 04:46 PM.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    "We hear that..." section of September Opera magazine

    Anna Netrebko will sing Elsa... ...Bayreuth 2018

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