Le premier disque récital d'Anna Netrebko n'ajoutait rien a ce que l'on connaissait déja de ces airs ; dans beaucoup de récitals , d'autres chanteuses ont souvent fait mieux mais celui ci est excellent dans tous les airs chantés -J'avais une appréhention arrivé a l'air de la folie de Lucia , mais non l'air est très bien maitrisé et c'est aussi une grande réussite dans la maitrise du bel canto au même titre ou dans un autre de ces récitals elle chante le casta diva de Norma - Anna Netrebko ajoute a sa voix une intelligence qui évite tous excès principalement dans le cri, ce qui n'est pas l'apanage de certaines chanteuses qui sont venues après Callas- Anna Netrebko a également le timbre délicieux de la femme enfant - de plus meme si cela est secondaire il faut bien dire a cela qu'Anna a la privilège d'etre angélique - Christian
Abbado accompagnant Netrebko dans le grand répertoire de l'opéra italien. C'est ce qu'on peut rêver de mieux au début du siècle. Qui peut faire mieux ? On en oublie un peu Callas avec ses prise de son écrasées
Le CD est arrivé sale et complètement cassé, des morceaux sont tombés en ouvrant l'enveloppe, pas de protection, pas de soin pour l'emballage et cd très très usé!!! Honteux! Je ne le "recommande" pas !
Oh là, accrochez-vous! Un soir que votre voisin du dessous vous pollue avec Pearl Jam, vous mettez le Sempre Libera de la Traviata à fond, et c'est soudain le KO! Votre victoire est immédiate, tout s'arrête. Anna Neterebko est la voix d'aujourd'hui. La voix que l'on reconnais, celle de la pub Nissan. Regardons bien dans l'histoire, réellement, sur combien de voix pouvez-vous mettre un nom ? Maria Callas, Pavarotti et c'est bien tout.
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Another beautiful recording31 août 2004
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Deutsche Grammophon has again pulled out all the stops for the second album of a planned five for the already risen diva, Anna Netrebko. I thought that the award-winning first album would be difficult to top, but the maturing voice of Ms. Netrebko just gets better and better. What a lush and beautiful coloratura. The range of her lustrous voice is amazing with high e-flats sung with apparent effortlessness and her bottoms without any strain. Her interpretation runs the gamut of emotion and the Ave Maria from Otello brings tears. The repertoire is all from six well-known Italian operas from Bellini to Puccini. The orchestra more than ably conducted by Claudio Abbado also has some excellent soloists who hold their own. I was going to complain about the length and was surprised that it is almost 70 minutes in length, testimony to its beauty. The brochure is very well done as it contains a full translation of the arias, the names of all the artists and some stunning photographs of the captivating Anna. Oh my, it just does not get any better. Artists that have it all come only once in a lifetime. I fail to understand why the Metropolitan Opera, unlike the other major houses in the world, is not offering her the meaty roles. She is much worthier than the Musetta and Zerlina she is being offered. Two CDs from this very gifted Russian artist. Three to go. Not one Russian aria, yet. Patience, patience. Maybe next year.
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Beautiful Voice, Beautiful Woman, Beautiful Recording28 juillet 2005
William L. Klingelhoffer
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I play for the Opera Orchestra here in San Francisco and have had the pleasure of hearing Anna Netrebko many times live. We heard her here first before anyone else in the US. She is a great artist with an astonishingly pure, clear, agile, unforced, lovely tone; she is drop dead gorgeous, and she seems to have a sweet personality. (Although I have not spoken to her except to say how much I enjoyed her singing.)
Recently I needed to buy new speakers for my living room, so I took her CD Sempre Libera to Harmony Audio here in SF and played it as a speaker demo. It is fantastic. Anna sounds great as usual, but Claudio Abbado and the orchestra accompany her beautifully and the recorded sound is magnificent from Deutsche Gramophon. I don't know if it is a good speaker demo because it sounds great on everything, but I bought speakers and I am very happy with them. Bravo to Anna and to everyone involved! Anna, I hope we see and hear you in San Francisco again soon.
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pleasant surprise15 novembre 2004
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First the pros: Ms. Netrebko's soprano lirico leggero is pleasant and technically proficient. She obviously knows how to sing and does not to try to push her instrument, which is even and smooth all throughout her remarkable vocal range. Given the nature of her instrument, it is evident that she feels more at ease in the upper regions of the tessitura. Her agility, while not dazzling or infallible (like Mariella Devia's), is quite good. Here and there some florid passages are a little blurred but over all her coloratura is more than satisfying.
Now the cons: She sings to concentrate all her efforts into producing pretty sounds, to the detriment of her fraseggio (phrasing), which does not come out as particularly inspired. Many key passages pass almost unnoticed, and she seems not to be trying hard to infuse them with meaning. In a few words, at least at this stage of her career, she doesn't appear to be one of the most imaginative singers. Her palette doesn't have many colors and ultimately may give a sense of boredom. She is still a young singer, so hopefully maturity will lead her to a more nuanced approach to her roles.
One more thing. To those other reviewers who disliked the use of glassa armonica in Lucia's Mad Scene, I would like to point out that this way exactly the way Donizetti wrote it (the use of the flute is a spurious tradition).
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Maybe we cannot have another Callas, but we're blessed to have Netrebko20 septembre 2006
Constantine A. Papas
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I read all the reviews of this CD and some are really puzzling, especially the negative ones. A reminder: the most fragile, inconsistent, and prone to mistakes musical instrument is the human voice! For this reason, there never was and would never be a perfect soprano, but among the hundreds there would a few great ones, like Callas and Netrebko. To compare- as some do in these reviews- one to the other, either positively or negatively, is musically, vocally and temperament-wise, with all respect, ill-conceived. Callas was a post-WW II phenomenon. The times were different and the opera fans were different. When Callas sang Tosca in 1964 at the Royal Opera House, in London, the audience responded with 27 curtain calls that lasted 40 minutes. This fact, irrespective how nolstagic, belongs to another century, never to be repeated. Now, we're living in the 21st century; the century of instant information, digital music and opera prformances that will be broadcast live on Satellite Radio and the Internet. Opera Lovers, Netrebko, with this CD, wecomes you to 21st century, enjoy it, and stop living in the past!
When a soprano hits a high note, like C or D-and Nettebko does a few on this CD-a miracle is happening. The vocal cords vibrate, at least, 400 times per second! How it's humanly possible, without sliding, for any soprano to do that is beyond comprehension, physiologically speaking, in the production of a singing sound. On the other hand, lapses, misses, and pitch changes are expected and must be understood. So, if there are no perfect sopranos, what makes a soprano great: Two things: one, how she uses and colors her voice to show emotion-singing; and two, how she coordinates body language with her voice to project the character-acting. This CD, like any studio recording, gives a glimpse of Netrebko's greatness. What makes a soprano great is the visceral response of her audience that is heard on live recordings. This is a gift that very few sopranos possess, regardless of the quality of voice.
Nertebko, I hope, will never try or be made to be another Callas, but she remains Netrebko. On this CD, it's evedent that Netrebko's voice does not fit the standard classiication of the soprano voice. She crosses all levels, from lyric, to spinto, to coloratura with phenomenal agility and control, and with a creammy darkness in the middle. Her reading of 'Era piu calmo? Piangea cantando nell'erma landa-Ave Maria' from Verdi's Ottelo is breathtaking, with a brilliant pianissimo that leaves you stunned. I love this CD, and I listen to it often to experience bel canto singing and to enjoy a glorious voice. Netrebko, as some reviewers argue, may not be a perfect singer, and neither was Callas; but if she continues along the same path, as it is evedent from this CD, and takes care of her voice, she is, and she will be among the very few great ones.
Constantine A. Papas El Paso, TX
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A new wave of golden divas2 novembre 2004
Scott T. Persinger
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Truly we are heading back into a golden era of singing. It has been far too long since fine up and coming singers have emerged. Anna Netrebko is one of this era's shining stars. She has one of the lushest, flighty, and naturally dramatic voices I've ever heard, though that does not hide the lack of artistry in this recent recital. She seems very detached from every role she presents, her best being her Violetta which itself is only skimming the surface of the character. The previous reviewer said "These songs are the essence of passion" and she delivers a very bland and mechanical performance. Yes you might have the high notes but who wants to hear you sing if you don't do it beautifully. I believe that she has been pushed or unknowingly wandered into repertoire which is beyond her years. She can sing it fine, though her upper register especially the constant barrage of high E flats leave much to be desired. She has not the experience to portray the characters in the correct facet or at all (for an example of this listen to her O mio babbino caro.....beautifully sung not one flaw, but utterly devoid of emotion that is not otherwise created by the music) That is one thing I believe many singers do they take on roles solely according to their voice when the major question should be "What can I add to this role, what experiences do I have to pull on." You can totally understand the role, but to truly be one with the role you must connect to it through your heart. One thing I will give to her is that she is immensely talented and has a wonderful musical sense. All else aside her musicality is what helps her pull off these arias. Also as purely a side note I absolutely love the colors of her voice it is very reminiscent of Maria Callas in her early years and I pray for the day when with experience she will be able to use this unique attribute to its full extent. Honey you have the training.....you have the voice....now just give yourself to the music.....let yourself be the music.....and fly away.......taking our hearts with you!