Duets

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Released in 2007, Duets is a collaborative album from Mexican-born tenor Rolando Villazon and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko. Backed by the Staatskapelle Dresden, the eight-track collection features performances of pieces from Puccini's La Boheme and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor to Verdi's Rigoletto, along with a passionate rendition of "Va! Je T'ai Pardonne...Nuit D'Hymenee" from Charles Gounod's Romeo et Juliette.
Gramophone - John Steane
Netrebko and Villazón are certainly among the most justly celebrated opera singers of their still young generation, and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Released in 2007, Duets is a collaborative album from Mexican-born tenor Rolando Villazon and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko. Backed by the Staatskapelle Dresden, the eight-track collection features performances of pieces from Puccini's La Boheme and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor to Verdi's Rigoletto, along with a passionate rendition of "Va! Je T'ai Pardonne...Nuit D'Hymenee" from Charles Gounod's Romeo et Juliette.
Gramophone - John Steane
Netrebko and Villazón are certainly among the most justly celebrated opera singers of their still young generation, and the combining of their voices here appeals to the imagination.
BBC Music Magazine - Michael Scott Rohan
There's something undeniably special here. Netrebko and Villazón deliver enough sheer charisma to justify the fuss.
San Francisco Chronicle - Steven Winn
[Villazón's] lustrous voice, dramatic projection and vaulting high notes shine in sharply distinct roles and temperaments.... Netrebko sings powerfully throughout.
Newark Star-Ledger - Bradley Bambarger
They make a charming, mutually challenging pair. The program is non-stop soprano/tenor ecstasy.
Daily Telegraph - Richard Wigmore
The two glorious voices match each other well in style and phrasing.... Best of all, perhaps, is the duet from Iolanta, ecstatically sung.
Toronto Star - John Terauds
1/2 A fabulous, 71-minute wallow in 19th-century melodrama rendered in musical Technicolor.... Villazón's iron-fist-in-a-velvet-glove tenor is a perfect match for Netrebko's raw-silk coloratura. Neither singer holds back either musically or emotionally, giving each duet great dramatic immediacy.

There's something undeniably special here. Netrebko and Villazón deliver enough sheer charisma to justify the fuss.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2007
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947766636
  • Catalog Number: 000884502
  • Sales rank: 4,396

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rolando Villazón Primary Artist, Tenor (Vocal)
Anna Netrebko Soprano (Vocal), Primary Artist
Nicola Luisotti Conductor, Vocals
Nadine Weissmann Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Dresden Staatskapelle Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Kenneth Chalmers Text Translation
Fred Munzmaier Art Direction
Federico Romero Librettist
Guillermo Fernandez Shaw Librettist
Angela Schumacher Text Translation
David Ylla-Somers Text Translation
Michel Carré Librettist
Eugène Cormon Librettist
Jügen Bulgrin Engineer
Henri Meilhac Librettist
Giuseppe Giacosa Librettist
Luigi Illica Librettist
Francesco Maria Piave Librettist
Salvatore Cammarano Librettist
John Philip Couch Text Translation
Kamil Tchalaev Text Translation
Jane Iles Text Translation
Modeste Tchaikovsky Librettist
Philippe Gille Librettist
Christopher Alder Producer
Nick Kimberley Liner Notes
Béatrice Vierne Text Translation
Daniel Fesquet Text Translation
Jules Barbier Librettist
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Another smash hit!

    A "must" for all Netrebko fans!!

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