Met Stars Live in Concert presents

Anna Netrebko in Vienna


Live: Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 pm ET

No artist has provided more can’t-miss moments in recent Met memory, and megastar soprano Anna Netrebko promises to add another one with this live performance from Vienna’s historic Spanish Riding School, accompanied by pianist Pavel Nebolsin. With a program of captivating Russian songs by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as selections by Strauss, Debussy, Fauré, and more, audiences will have a rare opportunity to hear one of opera’s greatest artists in rich and Romantic music from the song repertoire. Mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova will also make a special guest appearance, joining Netrebko for two duets.

The Program

“Lilacs,” Op.21, No. 5
By Sergei Rachmaninoff

“Before my window,” Op. 26, No. 10
By Sergei Rachmaninoff

“How fair this spot,” Op. 21, No. 7
By Sergei Rachmaninoff

“The lark’s song rings more clearly,” Op. 43, No. 1
By Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

“Morgen!” Op. 27, No. 4
By Richard Strauss

“Il pleure dans mon cœur”
By Claude Debussy

“Depuis le jour”
From G. Charpentier’s Louise

“Tell me, in the shade of the branches,” Op. 57, No. 1
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Go not, happy day”
By Frank Bridge

By Ruggero Leoncavallo

“Uzh vecher … Oblakov pomerknuli kraya”
From Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades

“The clouds begin to scatter,” Op. 42, No. 3
By Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

“Nights of Delirium,” Op.60, No.6
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Die Nacht,” Op. 10, No. 3
By Richard Strauss

“Wiegenlied,” Op. 41, No. 1
By Richard Strauss

“Ständchen,” Op. 17, No. 2
By Richard Strauss

“Après un rêve,” Op. 7, No. 1
By Gabriel Fauré

“Songs my mother taught me” from Gypsy Songs
By Antonín Dvořák

“The Dream,” Op. 8, No. 5
By Sergei Rachmaninoff

“Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” (Barcarolle)
From Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

“Amidst the day,” Op. 47, No. 6
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

One of today’s reigning prima donnas, soprano Anna Netrebko routinely headlines major productions at leading opera houses across the globe and was the first classical musician to be included in Time magazine’s Time 100 list. She made her Met debut in 2002 as Natasha in War and Peace and has since sung nearly 200 performances of 22 roles, including Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, and the title roles of Adriana Lecouvreur, Aida, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, Iolanta, Manon, Anna Bolena, and Lucia di Lammermoor. With the company, she has starred in three Opening Night Galas, nine new-production premieres, and 15 Live in HD transmissions—the most of any solo artist. She gave a recital on the Met stage in 2016 and headlined the 2019 New Year’s Eve Gala. Other recent performances include Tosca at La Scala; the title role of Turandot at the Bavarian State Opera; Adriana Lecouvreur in concert at Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Salzburg Festival; Leonora in Il Trovatore in Verona; Leonora in La Forza del Destino and Lady Macbeth at Covent Garden; Maddalena di Coigny in Andrea Chénier, Adriana Lecouvreur, and Leonora in Il Trovatore at the Vienna State Opera; Lady Macbeth at Staatsoper Berlin; Maddalena di Coigny at La Scala and in concert at the Hungarian State Opera; and Aida at the Salzburg Festival. She sang the Olympic Hymn live at the internationally televised opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Her album Verismo was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo.

After graduating from Gnessin State Academy of Music in 2008 and winning a number of international competitions, pianist Pavel Nebolsin joined the young artist program at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, becoming an in-house accompanist and répétiteur there in 2011. He has accompanied master classes for a number of renowned musicians and music educators and worked on the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert performances of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles. In 2012, as a part of the one-act ballet Dream of Dreams, he performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at the Bolshoi Theatre. Since 2013, he has regularly performed with the soloists of the Bolshoi and received a commendation from the theater’s trustee board for his contribution to the company. He has worked and performed with such notable conductors as Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vassily Sinaisky, Giacomo Sagripanti, Enrique Mazzola, and Dmitry Korchak. Since 2017, he has collaborated with soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov as a music coach and accompanist, performing with them in Dubai, Monaco, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Hamburg.

Met Stars Live in Concert
Opera’s greatest stars perform in a groundbreaking new series of pay-per-view recitals in striking locations around the globe, each live via satellite and shot with multiple cameras. While the Metropolitan Opera House remains dark because of the ongoing health crisis, Met Stars Live in Concert will allow audiences to experience extraordinary solo and duo performances by top singers—streamed live online—from such locations as a former abbey in Bavaria, a Norwegian castle, an outdoor terrace on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a church in Wales, and a historic mansion in Washington, D.C. The series marries the intimacy of the Met’s virtual At-Home Gala with the high production value of the company’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.

Tickets for each recital are $20, and the performances will remain available on demand for 12 days.

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