Anna Netrebko
The Woman - The Voice
Director & Choreographer: Vincent Paterson
Distributor: : C Major Entertainment
Length: 52 mins. / 43 mins.
16:9 shot in 1080i HDTV | stereo & 5.1 surround-sound
© 2003, a co-production with Deutsche Grammophon, ORF, SF DRS, YLE & ZDF/arte
Anna Net­reb­ko has re­defined what it means to be an op­era star and in the pro­cess she has be­come one of the most ac­claimed and widely-re­cog­nized clas­sic­al sing­ers in the world today. Reg­u­larly head­lining pro­duc­tions at vir­tu­ally every lead­ing op­era house across the globe, the Rus­si­an sop­rano has been hailed by the press as “the reign­ing new diva of the early 21st cen­tury.”

“The Wo­man – The Voice” traces the build­ing peri­od of her ca­reer, shortly after her in­ter­na­tion­al break­through in 2002. In a way it can also be re­garded as con­tem­por­ary his­tory as this is her very first ap­pear­ance be­fore the cam­er­as in which a young op­era-star-in-wait­ing dis­plays poise and self-con­fid­ence and all qual­it­ies of a gif­ted, nat­ur­al-born per­former. Present­ing Anna and fur­ther­ing her rise to star­dom, this TV spe­cial show­cases an ex­tens­ive and in­tim­ate in­ter­view in­ter­woven with five video clips set to arias from Anna Nebreko’s début al­bum with the Wien­er Phil­har­monik­er con­duc­ted by Gi­anandrea Noseda: Faust, Don Gio­vanni, La son­nam­bula, La bohème, and Rusalka.
Dir­ec­ted by Vin­cent Pa­ter­son, best known for his cho­reo­graphy of mu­sic videos for Mi­chael Jack­son and Madonna, the dance se­quences of “Dan­cer in the Dark” with Björk or films like “Evita” and “The Bird­cage” amongst many oth­ers, this por­trait of the young Anna Net­reb­ko has be­come a clas­sic and cap­tures the already ex­ist­ing cha­risma that she is fam­ous for ex­ud­ing in her stage ap­pear­ances.

Ori­gin­ally pro­duced as a one-hour TV spe­cial, this unique pro­gramme of Anna Net­reb­ko has also been re­leased as a DVD in May 2004. "The Wo­man - The Voice" im­me­di­ately entered the Ger­man DVD charts - as Num­ber 1, ahead of pop stars Bey­once and Robby Wil­li­ams.
Rose d'Or
Rose d'Or 2004
Category: Arts & Specials