• People’s Artist of Russia (2008)
• Recipient of the State Prize of Russia (2004)
• Prize-winner at the Glinka International Vocalists’ Competition (Smolensk, 1993, 1st prize)
• Prize-winner at the Rimsky-Korsakov International Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 1996, 3rd prize)
Anna Netrebko was born in Krasnodar. In 1991 she graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatory School of Music and entered the Conservatory (class of Professor Tamara Novichenko). In 1994 she made her Mariinsky Theatre debut as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), the next year appearing at the San Francisco Opera as Lyudmila in Ruslan and Lyudmila. In the summer of 1996 she was a participant in the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco. In 1998 she was awarded the Casta Diva Russian opera prize for the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Mariinsky Theatre.
In 2002 she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in War and Peace (directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and conducted by Valery Gergiev) and at the Salzburg Festival in the opera Don Giovanni (directed by Martin Kušej and conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt). The stunning success in Salzburg has been just one of the highlights in Anna Netrebko’s artistic career. Soon afterwards she was given an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon and created her first solo album.
Anna Netrebko has attained international acclaim by appearing in lyrical roles in operas by Mozart and the bel canto repertoire. In recent years the singer has been engaged in a repertoire of spinto and dramatic soprano roles. Her debut in the title role of Verdi’s Giovanna D’Arco at the Salzburg Festival in 2013 and her release of a Verdi album have both heralded this coup. Today the singer’s repertoire includes the roles of Leonora in Il trovatore and La forza del destino, Elsa in Lohengrin, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Maddalena in Andrea Chénier and the title roles in the operas Adriana Lecouvreur, Manon Lescaut, Aida and Tosca. In the 2019–2020 season she will make her debuts as Turadnot in Puccini's epnymous opera and as Elisabeth in Don Carlo.
One of the most celebrated opera singers of the present day, Anna Netrebko appears at the world's great theatres. In the summer of 2019 she will make her debut at the Bayreuth Festival in a production of the opera Lohengrin.
As an exclusive artist for (since 2003), Anna Netrebko records frequently and has a large discography including solo albums, opera recordings and a concert repertoire.
Anna Netrebko's numerous prizes include an International Opera Awards for 2017 in the category “Best Singer”, the title of “Musician of the Year” from Musical America (2008) magazine, the Opera News award (2015), Germany’s Bambi Award (2006), a Classical BRIT Award (2008) and ten Echo Klassik prizes.
In 2017 she was presented with Austria’s honorary title of Kammersängerin.
Recipient of Russia’s Golden Mask theatre prize in 2018 (special prize “For a unique creative duet in the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia’s production of Manon Lescaut”) and recipient of St Petersburg’s Golden Sofit theatre award (1999, 2005 and 2009).
Roles performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include: Antonida (A Life for the Tsar), Lyudmila (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride), Iolanta (Iolanta), Luisa (Betrothal in a Monastery), Natasha Rostova (War and Peace), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Amina (La sonnambula), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Gilda (Rigoletto), Violetta (La traviata), Musetta, Mimí (La Bohème), Micaëla (Carmen), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Leonora (Il trovatore), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Elsa (Lohengrin), Adriana Lecouvreur (Adriana Lecouvreur), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Aida (Aida) among others.
For Anna Netrebko’s official site, please go to: http://www.annanetrebko.com/