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Puccini: Turandot from Anna Netrebko's Verismo is the WFMT: Featured New Release

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The long-awaited studio album from Anna Netrebko, "Verismo" features magnificent Italian arias from the late 19th century, composed by Puccini, Leoncavallo, Ponchielli, Boito, Giordano, Cilea and Catalani. Netrebko illuminates the stylistic and psychological complexities of verismo with her distinctive timbre and power of expression. Having successfully broached the weightier Verdian roles of Giovanna d'Arco and Lady Macbeth, Netrebko is continuing to expand her vocal and artistic range, as demonstrated on this new album by her portrayals of Puccini's Manon, Butterfly and Tosca, Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur and Giordano's Maddalena (Andrea Chénier).

Puccini: Turandot: In questa reggia (6:12) from Anna Netrebko: Verismo on Deutsche Grammophon the Sep. 3 WFMT: Chicago  - Featured New Release.

Anna Netrebko, soprano; Yusif Eyvazov, tenor; Santa Cecilia National Academy Chorus & Orchestra / Antonio Pappano