Klasická | Anna Yuryevna Netrebko is a Russian operatic soprano. She holds dual Russian and Austrian citizenships and resides in Vienna, Austria, and in New York City.
The reigning diva of the 21st century (Associated Press), soprano Anna Netrebko redefines what it means to be an opera star. In 2007 she became the first classical musician to be selected as one of the Time 100, Time magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world. Having already made an indelible mark on many of opera’s most iconic heroines – both in performances and on award-winning recordings – Anna continues to reach new heights as she ventures into bolder, more dramatic repertoire.
An exclusive recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon, Netrebko boasts an extensive discography that includes solo albums, complete opera recordings, and DVDs. Netrebko’s other honors and awards include Grammy nominations; a 2017 International Opera Award for “Best Female Singer”; the 2016 Opera News Award; Musical America’s 2008 “Musician of the Year”; Germany’s prestigious Bambi Award; the UK’s Classical BRIT Awards for “Singer of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year”; and eleven German ECHO Klassik awards that include “Singer of the Year.” A dual citizen of Austria, in 2017 she was awarded the country’s “Kammersängerin”. In her native Russia, she was awarded the Russian State Prize (the country’s highest award in the field of arts and literature) in 2005, and in 2008 she was given the title of “People’s Artist of Russia.”