Friday, August 18, 2017
The diva has posted video footage of her rehearsal with Riccardo Muti. My first orchestra rehearsal with maestro Muti for Aida! Premiera is very soon моя первая оркестровая репетиция с маэстро Мути. Скоро премьера Аиды✌️ A post shared by @anna_netrebko_yusi_tiago on Jul 30, 2017 at 1:32am PDT Becoming Aida… A post shared by @anna_netrebko_yusi_tiago on Jul 27, 2017 at 9:46am PDT
ORF reports a 17 percent market share for this weekend’s TV screening of Aida from Salzburg with Anna Netrebko in the title role. An estimated 473,000 viewers tuned in from the outset, this highest rating since Salzburg’s Bohème 2012, with Netrebko as Mimi.
In contrast to Jonas Kaufmann’s Otello at Covent Garden, Anna Netrebko has been dipping into the shoe polish in Salzburg’s Aida. Some pictures are lighter than others but this screen grab seems true to life: So why are the usual suspects not howling foul? It is because the director is impeccably Iranian? Because the conductor is irreproachably Verdian? Or because Anna Netrebko gave a performance of such conviction that no-one noticed what colour she was?
The Salzburg Festival is donating 50,000 Euro to facilitate musical education for Syrian refugee children in Jordan over the next two years. The money is the net profit from ticket sales for the dress rehearsal of Aida, conducted by Riccardo Muti and directed by Shirin Neshat, with Anna Netrebko in the title role. photo: SF/Silvia Lelli
The diva has lashed out at the Russian edition of Forbes magazine after it claimed she earned engagement fees of $7.5 million in the past year. Anna’s response on social media: ‘Your information is absolutely wrong! Stop lying!!! I’m not complaining about my salary, but your numbers are ridiculous! My resentment has no limit!’
Katharina Wagner has let it be known that next year’s new Lohengrin production (succeeding the one with the rats) will feature Robert Alagna as the hero and Anja Harteros as Elsa. The sought-after Harteros replaces Anne Netrebko, the original choice of conductor Christian Thielemann. There is combustive potential in that team. Waltraud Meier returns as Ortrud after an incredibly long absence, Georg Zeppenfeld sings King Heinrich and Tomasz Konieczny is Telramund. The show will be staged by Bayreuth’s first American director, Yuval Sharon. What can possibly go wrong? In other Bayreuth news: Placido Domingo will conduct next summer’s Walküre.
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