Soprano Anna Netrebko is truly stunning, on par with–if not better than–any of the operatic greats. My friend, also an opera singer, introduced me to her work a few months ago and since then I’ve been getting as many recordings of Netrebko as possible. I’m a mezzo soprano (aka, an alto), so I’m pickier about soprano voices. Some are overly nasal, breathy, flutey, thin, what-have-you, but Netrebko’s soprano voice sounds–dare I say it?–perfect to my ears.

Here Netrebko sings one of the most famous arias of all time, O Mio Babbino Caro:

And here she performs the gorgeous Flower Duet from Delibes’s Lakmé with mezzo Elina Garanca:

Lastly, here’s Netrebko onstage in one of her most celebrated roles as La Traviata’s Violetta. She sings the Brindisi (Drinking Song) with tenor Rolando Villazón as Alfredo.

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