Mon February 15, 2010
Anna Netrebko Stars in The Metropolitan Opera's <i>La Boheme</i> on WRTI
Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme
Saturday, February 27
1 to 4:15 pm
Have you heard of Anna Netrebko? The Associated Press calls the Russian soprano "the reigning new Diva of the 21st century." Why? She's the darling of the opera world: enchanting audiences around the globe, and luring new listeners while continuing to cultivate the respect and admiration of opera's most devoted and demanding fans. Her performances sell out instantly, her recordings, DVDs and music videos are best sellers, and in 2007 the 37-year-old star was the first opera singer to be named as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Read More...
You'll certainly remember Anna Netrebko after you hear her sing the role of Mimi in the Metropolitan Opera's production of La Boheme on February 27th. Tune in, or listen online when WRTI brings you the opera often referred to as Puccini's "most-beloved" opera. The heartwarming story of starving artists falling in and out of love in 19th-century Paris is a seamless mix of romantic passion, poignant tragedy, and high-spirited fun. Tenor Piotr Beczala stars as Rodolfo. Conducted by Marco Armiliato.