Freitag, 14. August 2009

Translation - Part 1

Anna Netrebko made for goose-flesh

Russian melancholia and an unbelievable voice: Opera star Anna Netrebko (37) was at her single Liederabend in Germany on Wednesday acknowledged with several minutes lasting applause and ovation.
No surprise: The artist made with her full, velvety and dark voice as well as the melancholy Russian Liedern goose-flesh for her audience.

About 1 1/2 hours long presented "La Netrebko" one time kittenish in rose, later in elegant black robe in Mannheim her strong-voiced soprano. The worldwide celebrated artist sang for the first time Lieder by Piotr Iljitsch Tchaikovsky and the Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The piano recital was accompanied by the pianist Elena Bashkirova.

"Singing Lieder is much harder then singing operas" confessed Netrebko recent in an interiew with the "Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung". There is much work behind it, so Netrebko. And it's obvious worth it: The 1800 spectators at the Rosengarten arised after the second encore, a piece by the composer Johann Strauss, enthoused of their seats.

The opera diva achieved worldwide glory with her fulminant debut at the Salzburger Festspiele 2002 as Donna Anna in Mozart's "Don Giovanni". The stars is since that time not only at home at the big opera stages in the world, but charges whole halls and performs at big open-air concerts. Anna Netrebko is said to be pop icon under the opera stars, her name got a label.

At the Rosengarten knows the opera also how to deal professional and equanimous with break-downs. Cause the lorry with the programs had an accident on the way to Mannheim, had one of the artist's assistents to read out the german translations of the Russian texts. If the evening runs different then schemed, raises this Netrebko at best a smile.

The twenty Lieder out of the Russian folk song repertoire are dealing with love, luck, aspirations and cardialgia. Personal is the singer admittedly far away of love harms. Soon are the wedding bells to ring for the soprano and her partner, the opera singer Erwin Schrott (36). "It will happen soon - very soon. We know the place and we know the date" announced the successful bass-baritone recently - but kept silent about following details.

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