Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

Keyword Search





Gala from St. Petersburg

Anna Netrebko (soprano), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Mischa Maisky (cello), Victor Tretyakov (violin), Elisso Virsaladze (piano), St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra,
Yuri Temirkanov, Nikolai Alekseev

Shostakovich: Festive Overture, op. 96; Sains-Saens: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, op. 28; Ravel: Piano concerto in D major (for the left hand); Tchaikovsky: Polonaise" from Eugene Onegin; Donizetti: Lucia's cavatina from Lucia di Lammermoor; Puccini: Musette's Waltz from La Boheme; Tchaikovsky: Ya vas liubliu from Pique Dame; Verdi: O Carlo, ascolta from Don Carlo; Respighi: Adagio con variazioni; Bruch: Kol Nidrei, op. 47; Leoncavallo: Nedda and Silvio Duett from I Pagliacci; Rachmaninov: Fanfare

Picture Format: 16:9 anamorphic
Sound Format: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 112 mins
Region Code: PAL All
Booklet Languages: GB, F, D
Recording Date: 1 June 2003
Cat no.: DV-COGSP

"Anna Netrebko has become one of the most admired of young lyric sopranos the world over" Gramophone

A glorious Gala Night in celebration of the musical tradition of St. Petersburg, recorded in the summer of 2003 during the celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the city, famous for his artistic and cultural associations. With the live recording of this memorable and glamorous event, TDK now enables the viewer to enjoy a star-studded night on DVD with internationally acclaimed Russian singers and soloists.

Conductor Yuri Temirkanov leads one of the oldest Russian symphonic ensembles, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and performers include solos by cellist Mischa Maisky, baritone Dimitri Hvorostovsky and acclaimed young soprano Anna Netrebko. Known for her astounding scope and purity of voice, the beautiful young Netrebko is a rising international opera star. The instrumental pieces are dramatic, making every minute of this concert uplifting and entertaining.

Since her sensational debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2002, Anna Netrebko has been hailed unanimously as the absolute shooting star in the world of Classical Music. On this DVD she enchants the audience in her original domain, classical opera singing. She touches us as the tragic heroine Lucia di Lammermoor and bewitches as the flirtatious Musette from "La Bohème" and as the seductive Nedda from "I Pagliacci". These operatic figures are quite different in character but united in their ecstatic emotions - just perfect for the breathtaking voice of Anna Netrebko.


Bruch, Max; Donizetti, Gaetano; Leoncavallo, Ruggero; Puccini, Giacomo; Rachmaninov, Sergey; Ravel, Maurice; Respighi, Ottorino; Saint-Saëns, Camille; Shostakovich, Dmitry; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich; Verdi, Giuseppe

Cammarano, Salvadore; Du Locle, Camille; Giacosa, Giuseppe; Illica, Luigi; Leoncavallo, Ruggero; Méry, François-Joseph; Tchaikovsky, Modest

Alekseev, Nikolai; Temirkanov, Yuri

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Hvorostovsky, Dmitri; Maisky, Mischa; Netrebko, Anna; Tretyakov, Victor; Virsaladze, Elisso


Genre: Classical Concert; Opera

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: DV-COGSP

Barcode: 5450270012367

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in North and South America.

Listening samples not available for this release.

Release Date: 11/2004

For Germany and Europe:
Buy from
For Worldwide:
Buy from Presto Classical
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from
For Germany:
Buy from
For U.S.:
Barnes & Nobles
For Spain Only:


Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group