59 Facts About Anna Netrebko


Anna Yuryevna Netrebko is a Russian-Austrian operatic soprano with an active international career who has performed prominently at the Salzburg Festival, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, and The Royal Opera.


Anna Netrebko was noticed globally after playing Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the 2002 Salzburg Festival.


Anna Netrebko had been known for her rendition of lyric and coloratura soprano roles but proceeded into heavier 19th-century romantic roles, such as Leonora in Il trovatore and the role of Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.


Anna Netrebko has been an exclusive artist for Deutsche Grammophon since 2002.


Anna Netrebko has won multiple Echo Klassik Awards, and was included on the Time 100 list in 2007.


Anna Netrebko was named a People's Artist of Russia in 2008, and an Austrian Kammersangerin in 2017.


Under Gergiev's guidance, in 1994, Netrebko made her operatic stage debut at the Mariinsky at age 22 as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro despite initially being billed as Barbarina.


Anna Netrebko sang her first Violetta in Verdi's La traviata in the same year in Saint Petersburg, and her first Amina in La sonnambula the following year.


Anna Netrebko made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera company in February 2002, as Natasha in the Met premiere of Prokofiev's War and Peace, and performed as Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Opera Company of Philadelphia.


Anna Netrebko then returned to Washington National Opera for Ilia in Idomeneo.


Anna Netrebko then starred in a Japan tour of La boheme in Robert Carsen's staging as Musetta conducted by Seiji Ozawa, and subsequently returned to San Francisco Opera in the same role.


Anna Netrebko sang Elvira in I puritani at the Metropolitan Opera in January 2007, and on 30 May 2007, Netrebko made her Carnegie Hall debut with Dmitri Hvorostovsky and the Orchestra of St Luke's, which was scheduled on 2 March 2006 but she postponed due to not feeling artistically ready.


Anna Netrebko then performed Donna Anna at Covent Garden, but withdrew from some performances due to illness.


In December 2007 Anna Netrebko was invited to honor Martin Scorsese at the 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, performing the aria "O mio babbino caro".


Anna Netrebko then sang the same role in January and February 2009 at the Metropolitan Opera.


Anna Netrebko appeared as Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Royal Opera House in Spring 2009, and as Violetta in La traviata in June 2009 at the San Francisco Opera.


Anna Netrebko presented the Deutscher Medienpreis 2009 to Chancellor Angela Merkel and sang Strauss' "Cacilie" at the ceremony in Baden-Baden on 9 February 2010.


Anna Netrebko starred in Laurent Pelly's new Manon production at the Royal Opera, and sang Juliette at the Salzburg Festival.


Anna Netrebko has the distinction of being invited to appear in three consecutive opening night new productions at the Metropolitan Opera: Anna Bolena in 2011, L'elisir d'amore in 2012, and Eugene Onegin in 2013.


Anna Netrebko continued her expansion into heavier Verdi roles at the Met the following year, singing the role of Leonora in Il trovatore to acclaim from both critics and audiences.


Anna Netrebko participated in the gala concert inaugurating the Mariinsky Theatre Second Stage on 2 May 2013.


Anna Netrebko was invited to perform the Olympic Anthem, in Russian, at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.


Anna Netrebko then made her debut as Elsa in Lohengrin at the Semperoper in Dresden, and then went to Saint Petersburg for the same role at the Mariinsky Theatre.


Anna Netrebko made several role debuts in 2017, including the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur at Mariinsky Theatre in June, the title role of Aida at Salzburg Festival in August, and Maddalena in Andrea Chenier at La Scala in December.


Anna Netrebko was featured in the opening ceremony of 2019 European Games in Minsk on 21 June and inaugurated the first concert season of the Congress Hall at the Yekaterinburg Expo on 30 August 2019.


Anna Netrebko went on debuting at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples for semi-staged Tosca with her husband and Ludovic Tezier.


Anna Netrebko was hospitalised in Moscow, being treated for COVID-19-related pneumonia for about a week.


On 26 February 2022, following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Anna Netrebko released a statement in which she voiced her opposition to the warfare but expressed disagreement on forcing one to voice one's political opinion.


On 30 March 2022, Anna Netrebko released another statement, where she announced plans to resume her public performances from May 2022, and repeated her condemnation of the war in Ukraine, distancing herself from Putin.


Anna Netrebko was denounced as a traitor of the Russian State after her second statement on 30 March 2022.


In June 2022, Anna Netrebko filed a labor grievance against the Met with the assistance of the American Guild of Musical Artists.


Anna Netrebko was unanimously praised for her performance, which was called "triumphant".


Anna Netrebko was praised by critics as "superlative" or "masterful" for the first one, and was acclaimed for her vocal and acting interpretations for the second one.


Anna Netrebko's name was applaused by the audience during the cast announcement.


Anna Netrebko will participate in Internationale Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, which makes Pussy Riot cancel their performance there.


Tenor Yusif Eyvazov, Anna Netrebko's husband, called Blue's decision "disgusting," while mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry offered a conciliatory perspective.


Anna Netrebko serves as an honorary director of the Russian Children's Welfare Society and has featured in several editions of "Petroushka Ball", the major fund raiser of the charity.


Anna Netrebko made a cameo appearance as herself in the 2004 film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.


Anna Netrebko has worn several designs by Austrian fashion designer Irina Vitjaz, who is a close friend of hers.


Anna Netrebko applied for Austrian citizenship in Vienna in March 2006.


Anna Netrebko started a relationship with Italian bass-baritone Simone Alberghini when they met during performances of Rigoletto at the Washington National Opera in 1999.


Anna Netrebko announced their engagement but did not consider marrying due to a busy schedule.


In December 2007 Anna Netrebko became engaged to Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott, whom she first met during a collaboration in 2003.


In February 2014, during rehearsals for a staging of Manon Lescaut in Rome, Anna Netrebko began a relationship with Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov, her co-star in that opera.


Anna Netrebko has apartments in Saint Petersburg, Vienna, and New York City.


In 2004, Anna Netrebko was awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation.


Anna Netrebko won 2006 Bambi Award in the classical music category.


Anna Netrebko won the 2007 Singer of the Year and the 2008 Female Artist of Year in the Classical Brit Awards.


Anna Netrebko was identified by the journal Musical America as "a genuine superstar for the 21st century" and was named Musician of the Year for 2008.


Anna Netrebko was included in the list of Young Global Leaders 2010 issued by World Economic Forum.


Anna Netrebko was one of the recipients of Leading Ladies Award 2012 awarded by Madonna magazine.


Anna Netrebko received another Leading Ladies Award in the category of Culture in 2016.


Anna Netrebko was named one of the Beautiful People in 2013 by Paper.


Anna Netrebko was presented an Opera News Award in April 2016.


Anna Netrebko won the "Female Singer of the Year" in the 2014 and 2016 Echo Klassik Award.


Anna Netrebko was awarded "Best Vocalist in Classical Music" at the Russian National Music Awards in 2016,2017 and 2018.


Anna Netrebko won the Best Female Singer in the 2017 International Opera Awards.


Anna Netrebko was awarded the "World Star" of the BraVo International Professional Music Awards 2018.


On 18th September of 2021, Anna Netrebko celebrated her 50th birthday with a concert held in the Kremlin in Moscow.