Anna Netrebko, opera singer
Anna Netrebko is one of the most famous and popular opera singers in modern Russian history. Her voice is admired by millions of viewers. The beautiful girl sang at the best world’s concert halls and has a lot of awards. She was nicknamed “La Bellissima” by fans.
Anna was born on September 18, 1971 in Krasnodar. Her father worked as an engineer, and her mother was a geologist. Anna has a sister, who works as a model and lives in Denmark.
As a schoolgirl Netrebko became a soloist of the musical group Kuban Pioneers. After school Anna went to Leningrad, where she entered the School of Music. Two years later the girl entered the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory.
She won the All-Russian Singing Competition, which took place in Smolensk.
Her first role was in the play The Marriage of Figaro. The director was very surprised when he found out that the talented girl had already worked for two years in his theater… as a cleaner. Thus, in 1994, Anna made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre. A few years later Netrebko became one of the leading soloists of the theater.
She brilliantly played in Ruslan and Lyudmila, Boris Godunov, The Tsar’s Bride, Betrothal in a Monastery, The Barber of Seville, La Sonnambula, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni and many others.
Opera diva’s concerts were held in Finland, Germany, Israel, Latvia and some other countries. A few months later, Anna appeared before an American audience.
One of the most significant achievements in the singer’s career was the play War and Peace staged at the Metropolitan Opera.
She received Austrian citizenship and toured around the world, performing with the best orchestras and the best musicians of the world.
Anna had a love affair with dancer Nikolai Zubkovsky. According to one version, they parted because the man often beat Anna.
In 2007 Anna married Uruguayan singer Erwin Schrott. In September 2008 Netrebko gave birth to their son Tiago. But six years later, in November 2013 the couple parted.
The girl was engaged in gymnastics and even received the title of Candidate for Master of Sports.
Anna won the beauty contest Miss Kuban.
Netrebko was included in Forbes. She is the leader of the top 10 world-famous Russian artists.
She is a good cook.
Anna recorded duet with Russian pop singer Philip Kirkorov out of curiosity.
Opera diva teaches her son four languages.