Watch Now: Wagner & Verdi. Netrebko, Westbroek , Theorin, Terfel, Gergiev .

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday, 28 July 2013 | 2:11:00 am

Valery Gergiev celebrates the two bicentennials : those of Wagner and Verdi!

Valery Gergiev opens this concert with the first act of Otello, a psychological and bloody drama written after Shakespeare's play (and Rossini's opera), in which greed and jealousy lead to the murder of the purest creature. Anna Netrebko, one of the most sought-after Desdemona of the operatic world, sings with Aleksandrs Antonenko. Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev have collaborated many times, notably for the recording of the Russian Album (Deutsche Grammophon).

The second part of the programme units three of the greatest Wagnerian singers of the moment in the third act of Die Walküre: Bryn Terfel, Eva Maria Westbroek and Iréne Theorin.

Anna Netrebko (Desdemona)
Alexey Markov (Iago)
Francesco Demuro (Cassio)
Anthony Gregory (Roderigo)

Bryn Terfel (Wotan)
Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde)
Iréne Theorin (Brünhilde)
Zhanna Dombrovskaia (Gerhilde)
Irina Vasilieva (Ortlinde)
Natalia Evstafieva (Waltraute)
TBA (Schwertleite)
Tatiana Kravtsova (Helmwige)
Anna Kiknadze (Grimgerde)
Elena Vitman (Rossweisse)