To follow and accompany Anna Netrebko's latest and highly anticipated VERISMO release, DG presents MANON LESCAUT – Live from Salzburg!
The release ties in with her upcoming performances of Manon Lescaut at the Met this November.
This outstanding concert performance of Manon Lescaut with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov was the absolute highlight of the 2016's Salzburg Festival – a moment of operatic glory, captured live for this unique release.
Anna excelled herself and fascinated the audience with the perfection of her exceptional voice, her unrivaled interpretation and her devotion to this very part – she is the Manon Lescaut of our time. While Verismo already features the aria "In quelle trine morbide" and the fourth act of Manon Lescaut in a breathtaking studio-version, documenting her great passion to this work, the complete recording of Manon Lescaut will be a great addition to Anna's fans and opera lovers alike.
It has also been a matter of personal importance and dedication for Anna to document this work in its entirety.
“Netrebko’s Manon soars over the rest of the cast, framed attentively, eloquently and imaginatively by Marco Armiliato and the Munich Radio Orchestra. It’s a riveting, sometimes wayward performance that fails to sound remotely girlish in Act I but captures perfectly the greed, impetuousness, self-destructiveness and lust for life in Acts II and III, with a full-throated, full-hearted account of ‘Sola, perduta, abbandonata’” BBC Music Magazine
“Netrebko’s may not be the most nuanced portrayal of the convent girl who goes from society queen to fallen woman, but it brims with conviction…vocally [she] is in luxuriant form, her dark-tinted soprano as edible as all the chocs in a luxury assortment” Gramophone
“Netrebko has developed the vocal sweep to carry the big phrases through, and her high notes, generally a strength, are glorious here.” Opera Now