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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Anna Netrebko is an opera director's dream, with a face and figure that's as pleasing to the eye as her voice is to the ear. And, if that were not enough, she's got charisma, too. Of course, on a recording one has only one's aural senses to go on, but something of the Russian-born soprano's magnetic personality and striking physical presence come through on this, her first solo album. Her Manon in Massenet's eponymous opera is not merely a coquette, for example, but a magically sensuous charmer. Her Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni, on the other hand -- recorded following triumphant performances of the role at the Salzburg Festival -- is sung with touching ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Anna Netrebko is an opera director's dream, with a face and figure that's as pleasing to the eye as her voice is to the ear. And, if that were not enough, she's got charisma, too. Of course, on a recording one has only one's aural senses to go on, but something of the Russian-born soprano's magnetic personality and striking physical presence come through on this, her first solo album. Her Manon in Massenet's eponymous opera is not merely a coquette, for example, but a magically sensuous charmer. Her Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni, on the other hand -- recorded following triumphant performances of the role at the Salzburg Festival -- is sung with touching fragility; it's a far cry from the Brünnhilde-like dramatics one often encounters in this role. For a taste of her theatrical acumen and flair, turn to "Regnava nel silenzio" from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, where she darkens her tone and makes the most of the poor heroine's haunted and haunting narrative. Though this is her debut, DG has given Netrebko the royal treatment, with accompaniment by the venerable Vienna Philharmonic under conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Lighter-voiced singers like Netrebko rarely have the opportunity to achieve box office–smashing successes, but here's betting that this lyric soprano is destined for true diva-dom.
Gramophone - John Steane
Here is one of the best of the younger generation, faithfully recorded and notably well accompanied by the VPO under Noseda.
Opera News - Judith Malafronte
The entire recital bears the mark of an old-fashioned diva, with a Fach-defying mix of chestnuts and rarities, material the young Netrebko already has honed on stage. She applies her larger-than-life vocalism, dramatic sureness and finely detailed phrasing to just nine arias, but each one seems to undergo a personal spa treatment, resulting in a succession of gorgeous richly finished, gleaming jewels.
Washington Post - Joe Banno
Be forewarned: Netrebko can be habit-forming.
Fanfare - George Jellinek
[Netrebko] is a superbly gifted artist with a capacity to grow and mature.... In this recital debut, she has benefited from an outstanding orchestral support and knowing direction from Gianandrea Noseda.

The entire recital bears the mark of an old-fashioned diva, with a Fach-defying mix of chestnuts and rarities, material the young Netrebko already has honed on stage. She applies her larger-than-life vocalism, dramatic sureness and finely detailed phrasing to just nine arias, but each one seems to undergo a personal spa treatment, resulting in a succession of gorgeous richly finished, gleaming jewels.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2003
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947424024
  • Catalog Number: 000099002
  • Sales rank: 83,705

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Act 1. Scene 1. Recitative and No. 1 Aria. Quando - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (7:23)
  2. 2 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2. Scene 12. No. 23. Accompanied Recitative an - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (6:37)
  3. 3 Benvenuto Cellini, opera, H. 76a, Op. 23: Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 2. Recitative and Aria. Le - Hector Berlioz & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (7:43)
  4. 4 Manon, comic opera in 5 acts: Act 3. Scene 1. No. 10. Recitative and Gavotte. Su - Jules Massenet & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (6:35)
  5. 5 Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Part 1. No. 3. Scene and Cavatina. Ancor non giuns - Gaetano Donizetti & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (12:41)
  6. 6 La Sonnambula, opera: Act 1. Scene 1. No. 2. Recitative and Cavatina. Ca - Vicenzo Bellini & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (7:44)
  7. 7 Faust, opera: Act 3. No. 14. Recitative and Chanson. Les grands - Charles Gounod & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (6:27)
  8. 8 Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Act 1. Mesícku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon) - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Antonin Dvorák (5:07)
  9. 9 La bohème, opera: Act 2. Quando men vo (Musetta's Waltz) - Giacomo Puccini & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (2:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anna Netrebko Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful debut album

    This girl has it all: fashion model looks, wit, and most importantly.....she has a VOICE. Her name will be listed along with the greats.

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