The reigning prima donna of the 21st century, Anna Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star and has become the most acclaimed soprano in the world. From singing at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics to becoming the first classical artist named to TIME magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, she serves as opera’s leading global ambassador and is widely recognized as one of today’s most compelling, committed performing artists in any genre.
In live performance and on award-winning recordings, Anna’s portrayals of opera’s most iconic heroines have already made an indelible mark on the canon. More recently, as she’s ventured into bolder, more dramatic repertoire, her place in the annals of operatic history have only been further confirmed. In addition to regularly headlining productions with the world’s leading opera companies, Anna has appeared extensively in concerts and recitals across five continents. Her performances in celebration of the World Cup openings in 2006 at Berlin’s s Waldbühne amphitheater and in 2018 in Moscow’s Red Square were both internationally televised events. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon recording artist since 2002, Anna’s extensive discography comprises complete operas, concert repertoire, numerous bestselling solo albums, and a recording of love duets with her husband, Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov.
Among Anna’s many honors are a 2017 International Opera Award for ›Best Female Singer‹; the Opera News Award; three Grammy Award nominations and ›Female Artist of the Year‹; the Russian State Prize and designation ›People’s Artist of Russia‹; and Austria’s ›Kammersängerin‹.
Born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia, Anna studied vocal performance at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. A mother and passionate advocate for children’s causes, she shares her infectious joie de vivre – along with her love of family, fashion, and food – on social media, inspiring people to live their most colorful lives and to celebrate what makes them unique.