Star soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, with a new duet album of love songs, Romanza. Eighteen original romantic love songs were written and composed specially for the couple by Russian producer Igor Krutoy.
Romanza is not only Anna Netrebko’s first duet album with husband Yusif, but also her first foray out of the realm of traditional core repertoire. Producer Igor Krutoy wrote all 18 album tracks with Anna and Yusif in mind. Many years of working together closely and a one of a kind friendship that stems from his collaboration with Anna and Yusif allowed Igor to write love songs that not only perfectly match their voices, but also are an homage to love in general.
On her previous album Verismo (released on September 2, 2016) Anna Netrebko led her listeners through the revolutionary opera style of the 1890s to the 1920s and performed the works of musical masters such as Francesco Cilea, Umberto Giordano, and Giacomo Puccini. The album earned Netrebko a German Echo Klassik award for “Vocalist of the Year” and a Grammy nomination for “Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.”
Anna met her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, when they starred together in Manon Lescaut at the Rome Opera in March 2014. Since their wedding in December 2015, the couple has appeared in concert and on the opera stage together worldwide. She and Yusif open La Scala’s season on December 7, 2017 in Andrea Chénier; it will be her role debut as Maddalena.
The Limited Edition of Romanza is a double album and is completed by a bonus disc of popular classical arias from Anna's exclusive DG catalogue.
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Eccomi in lieta vesta...Oh! quante volte (from I Capuleti e I Montecchi)
Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)
Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4
Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song
Heia, in den Bergen from Die Csárdásfürstin
Forse non fu
Mi fa male
Il nastro blu
Se tu almeno fossi qui
L'istante prima dell'amore
Angels pass away
Musica con noi Session Orchestra London, Ben Foster
Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss (from Giuditta)
La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)
Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi) Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
Si, mi chiamano Mimi (from La Bohème)
Un bel di vedremo (from Madama Butterfly)
Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)
How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7
Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1
Octgo eto prezde ne znala ni toski ya (from Iolanta)
Follie! Follie! Delirio vano è questo…Sempre libera (from La traviata) Saimir Pirgu (tenor) Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
Oh ben s'addice questo torbido cielo … Sempre all'alba ed alla sera (from Giovanna d'Arco)