Anna Netrebko, soprano
Yusif Eyvazov, tenor

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Michelangelo Mazza, conductor

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival
8. August 2021
8.30 pm
Congress Square
199 €, 149 €, 99 €, 49 €

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  • Anna Netrebko is the 21st century’s diva par excellence with magnificent stage presence
  • She is the highest-profile soloist on the Deutsche Grammophon label, she sings all the important roles of the soprano repertoire
  • Since her debut at the Salzburg Festival, she has performed at all the world’s most important musical venues
  • Netrebko is a  fashion icon and a musical “influencer” who has appeared in Time magazine’s list of the hundred most influential people in the world
  • She is an honorary citizen of Vienna
  • She will be joined on stage by her husband, the Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov, who regularly appears in lead roles at the world’s most prestigious opera houses

Programme:
G. Verdi: »Gia nella notte densa« Otello and Desdemona’s duet from Otello
G. Puccini: »In questa reggia« Princess Turandot’s aria from Turandot
U. Giordano: »Colpito qui m’avete« Andrea Chenier’s aria with recitative from Andrea Chenier
G. Verdi: »Oh! fede negar potessi« in »Quando le sere a placido« Rodolfo’s aria and recitativo from Luisa Miller
R. Leonvacallo: Overture to I Pagliacci
R. Leonvacallo: Nedda’s aria from I Pagliacci
R. Leonvacallo: »Ridi, Pagliaccio« Canio’s aria from of Pagliacci
L. Dalla: Caruso
G. Verdi: »La donna e mobile« Duke of Mantua’s aria from Rigoletto
R. Leoncavallo: »Mattinata« song for voice and orchestra
L. Bovio: Tu ca nun chiagne
G. Puccini: »Che gelida manina!« Rodolfo’s aria from La Bohème
G. Puccini: »Si, mi chiamano Mimì« Mimì’s aria from La Bohème
G. Puccini: »O soave fanciulla« Rodolfo and Mimì’s duet from La Bohème

The Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has dominated the world’s most prestigious stages for a number of years, ever since she was discovered by the celebrated Russian maestro Valery Gergiev. She debuted as Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and went on to dazzle audiences in the most important soprano roles. She has performed in all the most important concert halls around the world. Passionate enthusiasm and hard work have brought her to a vocal maturity that now enables her to take on the major roles in the works of Verdi and Wagner. She also makes frequent forays into the repertoire of the late Romantic period. Some years ago the New York Times described her stage presence as something that is “very rare”. She was also the first classical musician to appear in Time magazine’s list of the hundred most influential people in the world. She is one of the most prominent soloists recording for the record label Deutsche Grammophon, while thanks to her charisma and her presence on social media, she has also become one of today’s essential musical “influencers”. She will be joined on stage by the Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov, one of the most in-demand and sought-after tenors of his generation. Since completing his studies in Italy, he has gone from success to success in major roles at the most prestigious opera houses and festivals around the world.
The iconic pair will be accompanied at this concert by the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michelangelo Mazza, who made his operatic debut at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo in Brazil. International success led him to a collaboration with the famous operatic duo, with whom he has worked closely for a number of years.

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