1971 [Краснодар], Россия (russia)
Лауреат Всероссийского конкурса вокалистов им. М.И. Глинки (I премия, Москва, 1993) и II международного конкурса молодых опрных певцов им. Н. А. Римского-Корсакова (III премия, Санкт-Петербург, 1996). Лауреат высшей театральной премии CASTA DIVA (1998). Лауреат высшей театральной премии Санкт-Петербурга "Золотой софит" (1999).
Anna Netrebko was born in Krasnodar, in the south of Russia in 1971. She received her vocal training at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, where she appeared as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Violetta in La Traviata. In 1993 she was first-prize winner of the Glinka Vocal Competition in Moscow, and joined the Kirov Company at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, to which she still belongs. The following year she made her debut there as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro; some of her other important roles with the company include Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Amina in La sonnambula, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Pamina in Die Zauberflote, Micaela in Carmen and Louisa in Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery. In 1995 she graduated from St. Petersburg Conservatory and made her sensational US debut as Lyudmila in Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila at the San Francisco Opera. Praised both for her beauty and glorious voice, Anna Netrebko is one of the world's most stunning young sopranos who sweeps audiences off their feet wherever she appears.
1996 Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Vocal Competition, St.Petersburg; makes BBC debut (also telecast) with Gergiev and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
1999 Washington Opera debut as Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto
2002/03 Bavarian State Opera debut as Violetta (with Rolando Villazon as Alfredo). Signs an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon
2003/04 Release on CD and SACD of Netrebko's debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon, a collection of opera arias by Bellini, Berlioz, Donizetti, Dvooak, Gounod, Massenet, Mozart and Puccini (Amadeus Music Award 2003, Echo Award 2004 "Female Singer of the Year"); the DVD release Anna Netrebko: The Woman - The Voice is issued in May 2004
2004/05 BBC Proms concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. CD and SACD release of Sempre libera, conducted by Claudio Abbado (Goldene Schallplatte; two Echo Awards)
2005 Role debut as Gounod's Juliet in Los Angeles (with Rolando Villazon as Romeo); a new production of La Traviata at the Salzburg Festival, together with Rolando Villazon. Sensational worldwide acclaim for the live recordings on CD of the complete opera (Echo Award, "Best-Selling Album", two platinum discs and a Grammy nomination in 2006) and Violetta, arias and duets from La Traviata; Russian President Vladimir Putin awards her a State Prize in the field of Literature and the Arts
2006 Opera engagements include Gounod's Romeo et Juliette and Bellini's Sonnambula at the Vienna State Opera; Rigoletto (with Rolando Villazon, Placido Domingo conducting), Don Pasquale and I Puritani at the Met; Susanna in Figaro at the Salzburg Festival and Massenet's Manon, again with Rolando Villazon under Domingo, in Los Angeles. Concerts at the Barbican and in Vienna together with Rolando Villazon singing opera arias and duets (some of which are featured on the new duet album, to be released in 2007). Spectacularly successful open-air concert in Berlin's Waldbuhne with Rolando Villazon and Placido Domingo, telecast worldwide and released on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon; other DVD releases: the Salzburg productions of La Traviata and Figaro (Complete Mozart Operas box); CD releases: her highly acclaimed Russian Album, and The Mozart Album - sung by Deutsche Grammophon's star singers. Receives Bambi, Germany's most prestigious media award in the category "Classical Music"
2007 Bellini's I Puritani and Romeo et Juliette at the Met, Massenet's Manon at the Vienna and Berlin State Operas, Don Giovanni at London's Covent Garden, and La Traviata at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin. Concert performances of La Boheme (with Villazon) in Munich are recorded by DG and will provide the soundtrack to a cinema/TV film. Concerts with Villazon in Paris, at the Met and on a German tour in the summer. Debut at New York's Carnegie Hall singing opera arias and duets with baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky; appears with Elina Garanca in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater at the Salzburg Festival, and performs at the BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall. Anna Netrebko becomes Global Ambassadress for the Austrian-based charity SOS-Kinderdorf International. Her Russian Album and the Waldbuhne Concert DVD reach Gold status in Germany and Austria. Release of the Duet Album with Villazon; individual release on DVD and CD of Le nozze di Figaro from the Salzburg Festival 2006