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 2004
Category: Arts & Specials