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Verismo

Anna Netrebko, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

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Adriana Lecouvreur  
1
Act I. "Ecco: respiro appena ... Io son l'umile ancella"
Francesco Cilèa; Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
3:43
Andrea Chénier  
2
Act III. "La mamma morta"
Umberto Giordano; Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
4:59
Madama Butterfly  
3
Act I. "Un bel dì vedremo"
Giacomo Puccini; Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
4:32
Turandot  
4
Act I. "Signore, ascolta!"
Giacomo Puccini; Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
2:39
Pagliacci  
5
Act I. "Qual fiamma avea nel guardo! ... Stridono lassù"
Ruggiero Leoncavallo; Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
4:32
La Wally  
6
Act I. "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana"
Alfredo Catalani; Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
3:55
Mefistofele  
7
Act III. "L'altra notte in fondo al mare"
Arrigo Boïto; Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
6:53
La Gioconda  
8
Act IV. "Suicidio! In questi fieri momenti"
Amilcare Ponchielli; Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
4:35
Tosca  
9
Act II. "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Giacomo Puccini; Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
3:27
Turandot  
10
Act II. "In questa reggia"
Giacomo Puccini; Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov; Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
6:12
Manon Lescaut  
11
Act II. "In quelle trine morbide"
Giacomo Puccini; Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
2:48
12
Act IV. "Tutta su me ti posa"
Giacomo Puccini; Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
2:56
13
Act IV. "Manon, senti, amor mio"
Giacomo Puccini; Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
1:59
14
Act IV. "Sei tu che piangi?"
Giacomo Puccini; Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
4:38
15
Act IV. "Sola perduta, abbandonata"
Giacomo Puccini; Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
4:25
16
Act IV. "Fra le tue braccia amore"
Giacomo Puccini; Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
6:42
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:55
Grammy Award nomination - Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, 2016

"... when Netrebko sings, 'I was alone and surrounded by nothingness!' her velvety, aubergine-coloured voice smoulders in genuine 'verismo' emotion."
- NPR

Grammy nominated Russian soprano Anna Netrebko explores some of the darker reaches of the soprano repertoire as she stretches her vocal and artistic range on Verismo. Represented here are arias and duets from Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Adriana Lecouvreur and Andrea Chénier. Antonio Pappano conducts the very talented Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia on the programme, which also features tenor Yusif Eyvazov.

"I believe I have the voice, knowledge and intuition these roles require. And I put all these things together and worked really very, very hard to try to understand verismo and depict it with a real sense of truth."
- Anna Netrebko
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Recordings: Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Santa Cecilia Hall, 7 and 10/2015, 6/2016
Executive producer: Ute Fesquet
Producer: Sid McLauchlan
Recording engineers (Tonmeister): Stephan Flock, Philip Krause
Assistant engineer: Giacomo De Caterini, Igor Fiorini
Production coordinator: Malene Hill Musical
Coach: Daniel Sarge
Language coach: Cesare Scarton
Recorded and mastered by Emil Berliner Studios

Publishers:
Adriana Lecouvreur, Andrea Chénier: Heros Musikverlag GmbH (score), © Casa Musicale Sonzogno / Heros Musikverlag GmbH (libretto)
Turandot: Hal Leonard MGB, Milan © renewed 1954 Casa Ricordi S.r.l., Milan (libretto) Manon Lescaut: Hal Leonard MGB, Milan © 1893 by Casa Ricordi S.r.l., Milan (libretto)

English translation of the aria texts:
© 1955 (Manon Lescaut), © 1959 (Madama Butterfly), © 1996 (La Wally) Decca Music Group Limited, Laura Mardon © 1973 Decca Music Group Limited (Turandot), Avril Bardoni © 1981 (La Gioconda), © 1984 (Andrea Chénier, Mefistofele) Decca Music Group Limited, Kenneth Chalmers © 1986 (Tosca), © 2001 (Pagliacci) Decca Music Group Limited, Kenneth Chalmers © 2010 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin (Adriana Lecouvreur)

Deutsche Übersetzung der Arientexte:
© 1973 (Turandot), © 1984 (Mefistofele), © 1987 (Madama Butterfly), © 1996 (La Wally) Decca Music Group Limited, © 1981 Brigitte Kagerer (Manon Lescaut), Gery Bramall © 1981 (La Gioconda), © 1984 (Andrea Chénier), © 2001 (Pagliacci) Decca Music Group Limited, Gerd Uekermann © 1986 Decca Music Group Limited (Tosca), Geertje Lenkeit © 2010 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin (Adriana Lecouvreur) © 2016 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin
© 2016 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Project management: Anne Olschewski, Burkhard Bartsch
Product managers: Nikki Kawamura, Kleopatra Sofroniou
Booklet editor: Manuela Amadei (texthouse)
Photos © Harald Hoffmann
Image composition: Büro Dirk Rudolph
Antonio Pappano photo © Musacchio & Ianniello
Creative management: Oliver Kreyssig
Art direction and design: Büro Dirk Rudolph

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