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Born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia, Anna Netrebko studied vocal performance at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and completed the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco. Her career began in 1994.
Her roles repertoire spans from Mozart opera to Bel Canto classics (including La Sonnambula and Anna Bolena), French masterpieces (Manon and Roméo et Juliette), Puccini (from La Bohème to Turandot), Verdi (from La Traviata to Aida and Macbeth), the verismo repertoire (Andrea Chénier and Adriana Lecouvreur), Tchaikovsky (from Iolanta to Eugene Onegin), Lohengrin, to much more.
She is a guest star on all the greatest international stages (La Scala, Milan, Metropolitan Opera New York…), and appears in many concerts and recitals across five continents. Her performances in celebration of the World Cup openings in 2006 at Berlin’s Waldbühne amphitheater and in 2018 in Moscow’s Red Square were both internationally televised events.
An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon recording artist since 2003, Netrebko’s extensive discography comprises complete operas, concert repertoire, numerous bestselling solo albums, and a recording of love duets with her husband, Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov. Featuring arias by Verdi, Wagner, Strauss, Puccini, Cilea and Purcell, her most recent album, Amata dalle tenebre, was released in November 2021, while her 2016 solo release, Verismo, debuted at No. 1 on the classical charts in dozens of countries.
Netrebko has received, among others, three Grammy Award nominations, Germany’s Bambi Award, and the UK’s Classical BRIT Awards for “Singer of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year”.
She is an ardent defender of the causes of disadvantaged children through the various associations that she has supported for many years.
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