The lady is a marvel. She seems incapable to do wrong. She has the voice for every one of her selections. Admittedly, Anna Netrebko is the favorite soprano in this household, but I was skeptical about purchasing this album. There were mixed reviews of some of the old standards, and generally I have found that I lose interest in these compilation albums after a playing or two. Not so with this album! Her interpretations are heartfelt and reflect the maturing of her voice into the large and lush instrument it has become. It is a treat to hear her Puccini, and the selections from Manon stand alone very successfully. I enjoy this album over and over. If you are a fan of Anna’s glorious singing, you will too.
Composer: Alfredo Catalani, Amilcare Ponchielli, Arrigo Boito, Francesco Cilea, Giacomo Puccini, Ruggiero Leoncavallo , Umberto Giordano
Performer: Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Accademia Santa Cecilia Rome
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Number of discs: 2
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.37 GB