To follow and accompany Anna Netrebkos 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 2016s 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 Annas 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.
Not only is it her favorite Puccini opera, but this role also marks a very special moment in her life, as she met her now husband Yusif Eyvazov, when she debuted as Manon Lescaut in Rome in 2014 in Riccardo Mutis production, who with his great knowledge and instinct for voices, had cast Yusif as De Grieux.
Yusif, who made his Salzburg debut with this recorded concert, describes the opera as life-changing.
The recording also features several up & coming vocalists from the Young Singers Project (Szilvia Voros, Musico & Simon Shibambu, Commandante)