Saturday, February 06, 2021

Netrebko Recital


The Program 

“Lilacs,” Op. 21, No. 5 By Sergei Rachmaninoff 

“Before my window,” Op. 26, No. 10 By Sergei Rachmaninoff 

“How fair this spot,” Op. 21, No. 7 By Sergei Rachmaninoff 

“The lark’s song rings more clearly,” Op. 43, No. 1 By Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 

“Morgen!” Op. 27, No. 4 By Richard Strauss 

“Il pleure dans mon cœur” By Claude Debussy 

“Depuis le jour” From G. Charpentier’s Louise 

“It was in the early spring,” Op. 38, No. 2 By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

“Tell me, in the shade of the branches,” Op. 57, No. 1 By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

“Mattinata” By Ruggero Leoncavallo 


“Uzh vecher … Oblakov pomerknuli kraya” From Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades  (duet with Elena Maximova)  [Once upon a time I was the alto in this duet.]

“The clouds begin to scatter,” Op. 42, No. 3 By Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 

“Nights of Delirium,” Op. 60, No. 6 By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

“Die Nacht,” Op. 10, No. 3 By Richard Strauss 

“Ständchen,” Op. 17, No. 2 By Richard Strauss 

“Songs my mother taught me” from Gypsy Songs By Antonín Dvořák 

“The Dream,” Op. 8, No. 5 By Sergei Rachmaninoff 

“Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” (Barcarolle) From Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann (duet with Elena Maximova)

“Amidst the day,” Op. 47, No. 6 By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Languages:  Russian, French, Italian, German, Czech

This is Anna Netrebko's Met recital from Vienna.  They talk a lot about her career at the Met, but my first time with Anna was at the San Francisco Opera in Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila in 1995.  This was during the reign of Lotfi Mansouri who brought the production, conductor and cast from Russia for us.  Of course, Anna was the person we noticed most.  We've all been fans ever since.  

She is accompanied by pianist Pavel Nebolsin and is joined in 2 duets with Elena Maximova.  This was hosted by Christine Goerke.

Anna performed this recital as only Anna would.  It was a lot of fun seeing her stroll around and dramatize each song.  The Russian songs are her specialty.  I am a long time fan and look forward to future performances.  It is good to remember that Anna had covid last year.

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