Social Media Beat (Week 6/9-15): Anna Netrebko & Jonas Kaufmann Prepare Role DebutsBy Francisco Salazar
This week was a busy week for singers. Not only were many performing at festivals but a few were preparing new roles that are set to premiere in the next few weeks! Check it out.
Nino Machaidze shared pictures of her current Gilda at the San Francisco Opera with Quinn Kelsey. Operawire will be at one of the performances later in the run and will be reviewing the opera.
Meanwhile, Anna Netrebko shared a sneak peek of rehearsals for upcoming role debut as “Adriana Lecouvreur” showcasing Valery Gergiev conducting.
The Royal Opera House shared a picture of Jonas Kaufmann in rehearsals for Otello and alongside it had a quote from the tenor speaking of his upcoming role debut.
Kaufmania! Tenors Jonas Kaufmann and Gregory Kunde are gearing up for their performances in the Royal Opera’s hotly-anticipated new production of Verdi’s late, great opera, Otello. ‘Otello is the perfect Verdi opera,’ Kaufmann explains. ‘It starts, the curtain opens and you’re thrown right into it. A lot of actors are very jealous of opera singers in operas like Otello because we have this carpet of emotions. You don’t have to do it from scratch. The audience is already captivated – you just have to go and harvest.’ Read the full interview – link in bio. If you’d like to be captivated too, the production will be relayed live to cinemas across the world on 28 June.
Olga Peretyatko also followed shared a picture of her upcoming role debut as Leila at the Berlin State Opera. She will be performing in a new production by Wim Wenders in his debut in opera.
Angela Gheorghiu was also in the rehearsal room for Tosca alongside Marcello Giordani.