• Thursday, Sep 15, 2011

    Soprano Anna Netrebko Makes Highly Anticipated New York Recital Debut with Pianist Elena Bashkirova at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 26


    Program Includes Works by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov as Part of
    Carnegie Hall’s 120th Anniversary Celebration

    On Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m., soprano Anna Netrebko makes her much anticipated New York recital debut with pianist Elena Bashkirova at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. She performs a program of songs from two of the most celebrated composers from her native Russia, the late nineteenth-century contemporaries Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky. Much of the repertoire on this recital is featured on her recording In the Still of Night with pianist Daniel Barenboim (Deutsche Grammophon).

    The program is part of a special exploration this October: “Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg,” which is one component of Carnegie Hall’s 120th anniversary celebration. The focus on Tchaikovsky, who opened Carnegie Hall in 1891, also includes five performances by Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, including a cycle of the composer’s six symphonies and his Piano Concerto No. 1 with guest soloist Daniil Trifonov, Grand Prize Winner of this summer’s XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. Additional Tchaikovsky events at Carnegie Hall and New York City partner institutions will also take place throughout October. For more information visit carnegiehall.org/tchaikovsky.

    About the Artists
    This fall, Anna Netrebko returns to the Metropolitan Opera to open the 2011–2012 season with the Met premiere of Donzinett’s Anna Bolena, in a new production by David McVicar. In what is destined to be a banner season for Ms. Netrebko, she also gives her eagerly awaited La Scala debut in December as Donna Anna in a new Robert Carsen production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni; and, in the spring, she sings the title role in a new-to-the-Met Laurent Pelly production of Massenet’s Manon. She also headlines three high-definition transmissions to movie theaters during the 2011–2012 season: two as part of the Met: Live in HD series, with Anna Bolena on October 15 and Manon on April 7, and one as part of Emerging Pictures’ Opera in Cinema from Milan’s La Scala with Don Giovanni on December 7. The coming season also marks the tenth anniversary of Ms. Netrebko’s debut with the Metropolitan Opera, host to many of her greatest triumphs during the past decade. To celebrate this milestone, Deutsche Grammophon will issue her first live solo album, bringing together her most memorable Met moments of the last ten seasons–performances never before issued on record, most of them previously unavailable on any format–on Anna Netrebko: Live at the Metropolitan Opera. The September 20 US release will feature some of her most renowned co-stars, including tenors Roberto Alagna, Joseph Calleja, and Juan Diego Flórez.

    Moscow-born Elena Bashkirova comes from a musical family, having studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the master class of her father, the noted pianist and music teacher Dmitri Bashkirov. She is a frequent guest with many major international orchestras, collaborating with such illustrious conductors as Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, and Christoph von Dohnányi. In addition to the Classical and Romantic repertoire, Ms. Bashkirova's interests also include twentieth-century music, and she has performed several world premieres. Chamber music and lieder accompaniment also form an important part of her work as she frequently collaborates with Dorothea Röschmann, Stella Doufexis, Robert Holl, Roman Trekel, Dietrich Henschel, Thomas Quasthoff, and Anna Netrebko. In 1998, Ms. Bashkirova founded the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival (JCMF), which takes place annually in September. She appears regularly with the JCMF Ensemble at prestigious international music festivals and in the musical centers of Europe, the US, and South America.

    Program Information
    Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    ANNA NETREBKO, Soprano
    New York Recital Debut

    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Of What I Dream in the Quiet Night," Op. 40, No. 3
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Forgive! Remember Not These Tearful Days," Op. 27, No. 4
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Not the Wind, Blowing from the Heights," Op. 43, No. 2
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "The Lark Sings Louder," Op. 43, No. 1
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "On the Hills of Georgia," Op. 3, No. 4
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "In the Kingdom of Roses and Wine," Op. 8, No. 5
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Zuleika’s Song," Op. 26, No. 4
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Enslaved by the Rose, the Nightingale" (Eastern Song), Op. 2, No. 2
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "The Clouds Begin to Scatter," Op. 42, No. 3
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "The Nymph," Op. 56, No. 1
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Summer Night’s Dream," Op. 56, No. 2
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Tell Me, What's in the Shade of the Branches," Op. 57, No. 1
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Frenzied Nights," Op. 60, No. 6
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "O Child, Beneath thy Window," Op. 63, No. 6
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Cradle Song," Op. 16, No. 1
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Was I Not a Little Blade of Grass?," Op. 47, No. 7
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Amid Sombre Days," Op. 73, No. 5
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Does the Day Reign?," Op. 47, No. 6

    Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg is sponsored by PwC

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced $38–$115, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

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