Anna Netrebko to Sing Major Strauss Role At The Metropolitan Opera

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Anna Netrebko will perform Strauss’ “Salome” at the Metropolitan Opera in a future season.

The news was revealed in an interview with Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin. The New York Times also revealed that for Nezet-Seguin’s first season the company will open with Verdi’s “Aida,” starring Netrebko in a new production.

The interview also revealed that Nezet-Seguin wants to perform more world premieres and new pieces at the house. During the interview, the conductor noted that he wants to make the Met more welcoming and a place that can reach all types of audiences. Among the composers that Nezet-Seguin is thinking of bringing to the Met include Missy Mazzoli (“Breaking the Waves”), Jennifer Higdon (“Cold Mountain”) and Andrew Norman.

Netrebko is slated to make her role debut as Aida at the Salzburg Festival this season. The soprano previously sang the “Four Last Songs” by Richard Strauss and sang her first major German role last season in Wagner’s “Lohengrin.”

Netrebko and Yannick Nezet-Seguin previously collaborated at the Salzburg Festival in Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette.” Nezet-Seguin is slated to take over as music director at the Metropolitan Opera in 2020-21. His initial contract is slated for four years.

About the Author

Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

1 Comment on "Anna Netrebko to Sing Major Strauss Role At The Metropolitan Opera"

  1. I love AN immensely …at the same time I can hint the people at the Met I know one ( absolutely unknown for the Met people) lady who can shake (both literally and figuratively) the Met’s pillars with her voice as Salome. Her voice can reach out the Met’s upper balconies easily and her overtones can be compared to Angela Gheorghiu’s ones only. Just imagine the case. P.S. She is 30 now.

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