[ Deusche Grammophon / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 19 November 2021
Amata dalle tenebre is Anna Netrebko's first classical solo album in five years.
Netrebko's chosen programme features six excerpts she has never recorded before, including "Ritorna vincitor! … Numi, pietà del mio soffrir!" from Verdi's Aida; Lisa's Aria from Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame; and, in a rare incursion into the Baroque repertoire, "When I am laid in earth" from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. As she explains: "I wanted, at least once in my life, to sing Dido, because it's such beautiful, heartbreaking music." Having made her stage debut as Elsa in Lohengrin a few years ago, she also now turns to three other major roles from the German repertoire. From Wagnerian opera we have Elisabeth and her rapturous greeting to the "Hall of Song" in Tannhäuser, and Isolde, in the iconic Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Netrebko describes recording the latter as "one of the happiest moments of my life … I was blissfully happy, in harmony with the music". No less spectacular is her debut recording of "Es gibt ein Reich" from Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos.
"She's in her element [as Manon Lescaut], as she is with Tchaikovsky's Lisa, where the voice sounds beautiful and the emotional trajectory is wonderfully plotted and detailed." Gramophone
Cilea: Poveri fiori (from Adriana Lecouvreur)
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth "Dido's Lament"
Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame
Uzh polnoch blitzitsya...Akh, istomilas ya gorem
Strauss, R: Es gibt ein Reich (from Ariadne auf Naxos)
Ritorna vincitor!...Numi, pietà
Dich, teure Halle
Puccini: Un bel di vedremo (from Madama Butterfly)
Wagner: Einsam in trüben Tagen (from Lohengrin)
Verdi: Don Carlo
Tu che le vanità
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Sola, perduta, abbandonata
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Prelude To Act I
Mild und leise wie er lächelt "Isoldes Liebestod"