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Anna Netrebko - Tchaikovsky: Iolanta / WFMT: New Release Of the Week

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Anna Netrebko performs Iolanta, the title role of one of Tchaikovsky's most passionate, evocative scores and one of opera's most enigmatic figures. She has made this character her own and has dedicated herself to championing this under-appreciated work. Set in 15th Century France, the piece tells the story of Iolanta, the blind daughter of King René, who, through a dramatic trial of love and faith, achieves not only sight but spiritual transcendence.

Anna Netrebko - Tchaikovsky: Iolanta Deutsche Grammophon Scene & Duet (20:46) is the WFMT: Chicago / New Release Of the Week. Anna Netrebko soprano (Iolanta); Sergey Skorokhodov, tenor (Count Vaudémont); Alexey Markov, baritone (Robert); Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra / Emmanuel Villaume