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Anna Netrebko was born in Krasnodar (Russia) in 1971 and studied voice at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. Since making her debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2002 in the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, she has been invited to perform at some of the world’s greatest opera houses. She makes regular appearances at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, where she made her stage debut in the role of Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro and where she continues to work closely with Valery Gergiev. Her favourite roles include, Mimi in La Bohème, Violetta Valery in La Traviata, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Leonora in Il Trovatore (the Salzburg Festival, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera, and the Vienna Staatsoper), Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Elvira in I Puritani, Amina in La Sonnambula, Norina in Don Pasquale, Adina in Elisir d’Amore, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette (Gounod), Tatiana in Eugene Onegin (which she performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 2013), the title roles in Anna Bolena, Lucia di Lammermoor, Manon (Massenet), Manon Lescaut (Puccini), Iolanta, and Giovanna d’Arco (a role that she first performed on stage for the opening of the 2015 / 2016 season at Milan’s La Scala).
She made her debut appearance at Dresden’s Semperoper in 2015 in the role of Elsa (Lohengrin). This season she will be singing the title role in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky Theatre.
A regular guest performer at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, she participates each year in the “Live in HD” broadcasts. She also sings in prestigious concerts alongside artists like Plácido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in a variety of locations including Berlin’s Waldbühne, Moscow’s Red Square, the Salzburg Festival and The Last Night of the Proms in London. She also sang the Olympic Hymn at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She has recorded numerous solo albums for Deutsche Grammophon (her latest, Verismo, was released last autumn) as well as complete versions of La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, La Bohème, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Giovanna d’Arco, Iolanta, War Requiem by Benjamin Britten the Pergolesi and Rossini versions of Stabat Mater, and The Four Last Songs of Strauss.
she will be singing the title role in Aida for the first time at the Salzburg Festival, as well as Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera, La Traviata at the Paris Opera, and the Mariinsky Theatre production of Adriana Lecouvreur at the Baden-Baden Festival.
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