Famed opera singers Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón collaborate again for their much anticipated Duets album. Already a platinum-seller internationally, this album is a collection of their favorite pieces from the world’s most celebrated operas including La Bohème and Roméo et Juliette. As a gift to one another, Anna and Rolando also sing in each other’s native language with duets from Luisa Fernanda and Iolanta. This release coincides with the pair’s engagement at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette from September-December, 2007 (see dates below). Netrebko and Villazón established themselves as the new operatic dream team when they sang in the Salzburg Festival production of Verdi’s La Traviata in 2005 (their interpretations are preserved on Deutsche Grammophon CD and DVD). Since then, they have conquered the world’s stages in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in Los Angeles, and Verdi’s Rigoletto at New York’s Metropolitan Opera (conducted by Plácido Domingo).
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Original Release Date: July 5, 2007