The next Ariadne is… Anna Netrebko

The next Ariadne is… Anna Netrebko


norman lebrecht

December 22, 2020

The Russian soprano, now an Austrian citizen, has posted video of herself studying the Richard Strauss opera. The clip received 50,000 views in 20 hours.



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  • RW2013 says:

    Please shoot the pianist!

    • Neal Goren says:

      He’s doing a great job helping her learn the role. It’s too early for him to play the orchestral reduction.

  • Tomas says:

    Please God… no. Just no

  • Danvor Donovan says:

    For now she is just singing one scene later in the spring at alla Scala

  • Novagerio says:

    Another bad idea. But what the heck, it will sell anyway.

  • M McAlpine says:

    Well it will give all those who hate success something else to gnash their teeth on!

  • A.L. says:

    Does anyone know what the fee per performance for the teleprompter feeder will be?

  • BruceB says:

    Whatever. She can sing what she wants. Anyone who doesn’t want to hear it doesn’t have to.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:


  • Julia says:

    Another bad choice for her voice. Her latest roles (Adriana, La forza del destino, Tosca) have been completely forgetful. She should stick to what she knows (maybe Macbeth? Anna Bolena?), instead of doing everything, but nothing memorable actually…sometimes less is more.

    • Tiredofitall says:

      Did you actually see her Adriana in the theatre? Having seen Sutherland, Caballe, and Scotto, I prefer Netrebko. She was the whole package.

  • Jonathan Sutherland says:

    Considering the Krasnodar warbler complained when attempting to sing Elsa in Dresden, ‘my brain doesn’t compute German’, one can only cringe in anticipation as to how she will lacerate von Hofmannsthal’s libretto. At least la Netrebko has not yet intimated that the Capriccio Gräfin is on her hit list.

    • The Corrector says:

      ‘Hofmannsthal’ not ‘von Hofmannsthal’.

      One doesn’t use the nobiliary particle.

      • Jonathan Sutherland says:

        If one had bothered to consult the original 1916 Fürstner Verlag or Franz Trenner’s ‘Richard Strauss Werkverzeichnis’, one would see that the nobiliary particle is indeed used.

  • Delia says:

    Anna querida, entiendo que ames a tu marido, pero por favor, no canten juntos. Son dos voces que no empatizan. Te admiro con todo mi corazón

  • Jenn says:

    It’s obvious that she blew her vocal chords at some point and it’s heartbreaking to see the decline; either unable to give her all or just blatantly phoning it in.

    Maybe this will be a good roll for her. There is a lot of space between the arias to give her voice a rest and none of the notes scrape the ceiling iirc. I wish her well.

  • Susan wallace says:

    Loved it love strauss