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18 ICONS: Netrebko & Villazon (9 "O Soave Fanciulla" Video; 4 Romeo et Juliette; 5 Miscellenious) [07 Oct 2007|08:04pm]

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88! 88! 88 icons! [12 Jun 2007|03:28pm]

25 2007 Tony Awards
19 Broadway/New York City
17 Stock images
14 Anna Netrebko
9 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
4 Harry Potter

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Form the wires of "Deutsche Grammophone Yellow News"... [25 Apr 2007|08:06am]

DG’s recording will become film soundtrack

Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón have just swept Munich audiences away in three sold-out concert performances of Puccini’s La Bohème, which were rewarded with standing ovations. The Deutsche Grammophon recording team was on hand for the gala event at the Philharmonie am Gasteig. With additional sessions scheduled before and after the concerts, the recording will combine the frisson of live performance with the advantages of studio conditions.

“The chemistry between soprano and tenor was palpable from the very first note”, wrote Manuel Brug in Die Welt after the first concert. “Villazón sang yearningly; Netrebko melted Philharmonie listeners with her warmly radiant high notes. . . . With the dramatically flexible Bertrand de Billy conducting, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra responded with precise, sensitive playing.”

As Mimì and Rodolfo, Anna and Rolando were supported by a superb young cast, all rapidy rising stars in the opera world: American soprano Nicole Cabell as Musetta, Israeli baritone Boaz Daniel as Marcello, French baritone Stéphane Degout as Schaunard, and Ukrainian bass Vitalij Kowaljow as Colline.

Deutsche Grammophon’s recording of La Bohème, which is scheduled for release in October 2007, will also provide the soundtrack for a new cinema/TV film of Puccini’s opera, starring Anna, Rolando and the Munich cast, to be directed by Oscar-, Emmy- and Venice Festival Golden Lion- nominated Robert Dornhelm.

che gelida manina [05 Dec 2006|09:04pm]


Isn't that pretty?

Somebody (Anne? heeh heeh) please please please somehow rip the broadcast tonight? I'll love you? Like a lot?
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euch… euch? Ja euch! [03 Dec 2006|11:09am]

Here's Anna & Rolando's interview from Vienna on November 5th. The interview is conducted in German and the translator often (but not always) does voiceover for Netrebko’s English answers. I think it’s an insightful and very fun interview. Even if one does not understand German, N&V fans will probably find it worth listening to for the music alone.

I tried my best to splice this up (during the interview) into workable pieces of 10-20 minutes. Each section contains one or two of the songs that were featured.

These links should remain downloadable for 7 days. After this time period, they’ll self-destruct.

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V

(let me know if these aren’t working… haven’t checked them out myself)

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Anna & Rolando's Künstlergespräch [02 Dec 2006|03:20pm]


The Austrian radio channel Ö1 is broadcasting last month's interview from the Staatsoper tomorrow, December 3rd 2006 at 15:06 (Central European time, I guess).

It was a very cute discussion, so I'm hoping someone gets to hear it (and maybe even record it?).
(<--more info.) Most of the interview is in German - Rolando being the linguistic genius that he is ("He's very smart," says Anna somewhere along the line) but Anna answers all questions in English.

myvoicewithin and I were lucky enough to attend this event, and I was given some photographs by a friend of ours, Philip, bless him.
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Icon post! [10 Nov 2006|09:04pm]
I’ve just posted a batch of opera icons that includes several icons of Anna and Rolando (both together and alone) over at my journal.

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I made a similar icon post a few months ago. I didn’t post about it here back then, so here’s the link if you want some more icons.

And by the way, here’s a clip of the Waldbühne concert I uploaded to YouTube a few days ago. Enjoy!

[ cross-posted to minimal_icons and anna_netrebko ]

Manon in LA [25 Oct 2006|09:51pm]


Thought fans might be interested in an audio clip from Act III - St. Sulpice.

Cheers :)


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this is the point where we say "aw". [21 Apr 2006|09:21pm]


There's an article on Anna Netrebko to be found here, with a handful of references to Rolando Villazón. (Enough to make me squee, at least.)

And for the German speakers among us, I found this hilarious interview with the two.
SonntagsZeitung (Zürich), September 4th, 2005Collapse )
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Interview with Rolando on The Australian [13 Apr 2006|11:47pm]
I've found an interview with Rolando where he talks about the nature of his relationship with Anna and how they got together in the first place. I'm posting all the relevant bits of information here, but you can find the whole interview under the cut because it's, well, quite interesting.

Already [...] there is talk of "the new couple", the successors to the French tenor Roberto Alagna and his wife, the Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu.

But Villazon laughs off the idea. "Er, nooo. There is no new couple, but I do believe there is a strong chemistry between us and it's a huge pleasure to sing with Anna," he says. "We are more or less the same age. "I'm not sure if I am allowed to say Anna's age, but the difference is some months, that's all.

"We react naturally towards each other on stage, we understand each other very well, and I think the voices match each other well. The good thing is that this partnership was not created by a record company. Maestro Domingo engaged us for Romeo et Juliette in Los Angeles, and it worked well, and after that it just happened that a lot of houses engaged us together." Villazon, in any case, is married to a psychologist - "a good job for the wife of a singer" - and they live in Paris with their two "Rolandinos", boys aged four and two. So there is no question of a real-life romantic attachment.

And about his record company change from Virgin-EMI to Deutsche Grammophon:

He bridles at my suggestion that he might be switching record companies to become Netrebko's supporting tenor.

"I'm not going to DG to be the tenor of nobody," he insists. "With Virgin, my contract comes to an end. It's a difficult topic to speak about, but one thing I will say is that it was always a dream for me to record for DG. There are great new people there now, they are marketing aggressively, but I think they also care about artistic matters. Of course, we will be singing a lot together."

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WELCOME! [10 Apr 2006|04:24pm]

And yes, we are all so happy to finally have a place where we can wallow in our own dirty thoughts.

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(throws glitter) yeeeey.

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