Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Anna Netrebko Revealed.

"I don't know if I'm helping to bring classical music to a wider audience -- maybe, I don't know. But still, the audience has to learn to love classical music, not the image but the music itself; this is what's important." - Anna Netrebko

From CNN:
With her sumptuous voice and glamorous looks, Russian opera star Anna Netrebko is one of the most popular ambassadors of classical music today.

Discovered by maestro Valery Gergiev when she was 22, cleaning the floors of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Netrebko has grown to become one of the world's greatest living sopranos.

Since the Cinderella-like beginning of her career, the Russian diva has charmed audiences at major opera houses across the world, including New York's Metropolitan Opera, Milan's Scala and London's Royal Opera House.

Along the way, Netrebko's charm has helped her build a celebrity status rivaling that of a pop star. The 39-year-old soprano has her own music videos and is a global ambassador for luxury jeweler Chopard, while Playboy magazine has placed her in its "sexiest babes of classical music" list.

Netrebko opened up to CNN's
Revealed about her first steps, her bubbly personality and how motherhood could transform her career.


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