She starts off with the treacherously difficult “Jewel Song” from Faust. It’s difficult enough to sing, but it’s even more difficult to phrase. Victoria de los Angeles set the standard for excellence, and I suppose Nancy Gustafson set another standard for completely not getting it. So will she get it? The answer is YES. So it’s true—Anna Netrebko really does have everything.
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