Part 1: 45 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes
Part 2: 45 minutes
Anna Netrebko, the great Russian soprano and perhaps the world’s
premier opera diva, routinely performs at leading opera houses. She
was the first classical musician to be included in the Time magazine
list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People. Anna Netrebko has
opened the new season at the Metropolitan opera three times
in a row.
Typical of the many honours Netrebko has received are
recognition by the journal, Musical America as “a genuine superstar
for the twenty-first century”. After Netrebko’s recent debut in Hong
Kong, the South China Morning Post declared, “No star shines brighter
in today’s operatic world than Anna Netrebko. Not since Maria Callas
has any diva created such an impact”.
Her distinctively beautiful
voice, rich and lushly toned, can be massively powerful or soft as
velvet. With abundant charisma and an arresting stage presence,
Anna Netrebko makes an indelible impression. Appearing with
Netrebko is the Azerbaijani tenor, Yusif Eyvazov, winner of the 2008
Grand Prix at the International Competition for Opera Singers in Milan. The ROHM programme includes an anthology of the greatest arias by
master composers such as Verdi, Puccini and Rossini.