Sunday 20 September 2009

The Anna Netrebko show hits Copenhagen

Anna Netrebko and Massimo Giordano in Copenhagen. September 19th, 2009. Emmanuel Villaume conducts the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

As part of a minor tour, Anna Netrebko and Massimor Giordano visited Copenhagen, complete with pre-printed programme. Netrebko´s first-ever visit in Copenhagen.

The exact happenings of the concert is described in detail here, suffice to say that this was an Anna Netrebko show, in the best sense of the word. Yes, and Massimo Giordano was also there, and he made a great contribution, both with fine individual singing and as a convincing partner to Anna Netrebko. However, most people had bought their exorbitantly priced tickets expecting a solo Anna Netrebko concert as Massimo Giordani was only listed at a later point. However, these things hardly mattered as both were rather entertaining on stage, jumping in and out, Anna Netrebko trying to play the harp etc. And, being Anna Netrebko´s birthday, the orchestra played her a birthday song and champagne was opened.

On top of this, she was in fine voice as well, which seems to get bigger and bigger. No, she may not always be exactly on pitch, and no, I really am not to bothered with it, as she has a direct expression to her singing which is rather extraordinary. That said, I still do not think Lucia di Lammermoor shows her at what I imagine would be her best. Nor does the operetta excerpt. But as Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) I would imagine her to excel.

An Anna Netrebko show for the people. In the best meaning of the word.

Overall impression:



Gounod: Overture from Roméo et Juliette
"Va! Je t´ai pardonné... Nuit d'hyménée" from Roméo et Juliette, Netrebko/Giordano
Verdi: Overture from Nabucco
Donizetti: "Regnava nel silenzio" from Lucia di Lammermoor, Anna Netrebko
Donizetti: "Una furtiva lagrima" from "L´Elisir d´Amore", Massimo Giordano
Donizetti: "Caro elisir!" from L'Elisir d'Amore",Netrebko/Giordano


Arditi: "Il bacio", Anna Netrebko
Tosti: "L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra", Massimo Giordano
Tchaikovsky: "Polonaise" from Eugene Onegin
Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: "Kuda, Kuda" from Eugene Onegine, Massimo Giordano
Dvorak: "Song to the moon" from Rusalka, Anna Netrebko
Puccini: "Intermezzo" from Manon Lescaut
Puccini: "Che gelida manina" from La Bohème, Massimo Giordano
Puccini: "Si, mi chiamamo Mimi" from La Bohème, Anna Netrebko
Puccini: "O soave fanciulla" from La Bohème, Netrebko/Giordano

Franz Lehar: "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss", Anna Netrebko
"Core'ngrato", Massimo Giordano
"Brindisi" from La Traviata, Anna Netrebko and Massimo Giordano
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