Anna Netrebko performs for One Night Only
Often likened to the next Maria Callas, it's hard to believe Russian Austrian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko had a life before opera, let alone a job that included scrubbing the floors at St. Petersburg's renowned Marrinksy Theatre. After winning the first prize in the prestigious Mikhail Glinka competition in 1993, the extraordinary diva began her descent into the upper echelons of opera, becoming one of the world's most in demand performers thanks to her dark yet lustrous voice, alluring stage presence and emotive characterisations.
Accompanied by frequent collaborator and highly regarded pianist Malcolm Martineau, the resplendent songstress comes to Chicago's Lyric Opera for a rare showcase of show-stopping favorites from her far-reaching repertoire. From the virtuosic climes of Tchaikovsky to Wagner, Netrebko has performed in some of opera's most coveted and cherished roles, including Puccini's Mimi, Mozart's Suzanna and Donizetti's Norina.