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New Year’s Eve Operetta on Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Flórez with Christian Thielemann and Staatskapelle Dresden in Csárdásfürstin

New Year’s Eve will be celebrated in high style on with a free webcast of superstar soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Juan Diego Flórez in Emmerich Kálmán’s operetta Die Csárdásfürstin (“The Gypsy Princess”), with the Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann. Filmed live on December 28 and then webcast by the next day, the performance will be available for free viewing up to 90 days afterward. Thielemann has called the Hungarian composer’s 1915 operetta “a 20th-century masterpiece.” Kálmán’s music has been described as a blend of Hungarian soul and Viennese elegance, with Die Csárdásfürstin breaking records at Vienna’s Johann Strauss Theater as his biggest popular success.

Available Dec 29: Die Csárdásfürstin

Anna Netrebko: Sylva Varescu
Juan Diego Flórez: Edwin Ronald von und zu Lippert-Weylersheim|
Christina Landshamer: Komtesse Stasi
Pavol Breslik: Graf Boni Káncsiánu
Sebastian Wartig: Feri von Kerekes
Bernd Zettisch: Fürst Leopold Maria von und zu Lippert-Weylersheim
State Opera Choir; Wolfram Tetzner, director
Staatskapelle Dresden; Christian Thielemann, conductor

Also available with medici tv subscription:

Anna Netrebko and Daniel Barenboim – This 2010 recital from the Berliner Philharmonie replicates the all-Russian program from soprano Anna Netrebko’s Deutsche Grammophon album In the Still of Night with pianist Daniel Barenboim, including songs by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. Reviewing this “wonderful concert,” Munich’s Süddeutsche Zeitung said, “Netrebko and Barenboim cast a spell.”

Gala Concert in St. Petersburg – Celebrating the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg in 2003, this gala concert presents Anna Netrebko as a rising star, alongside charismatic baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, cellist Mischa Maisky and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under Yuri Temirkanov. Netrebko sings signature arias by Donizetti (from Lucia di Lammermoor) and Puccini (from La bohème), as well as teaming for a duet with Hvorostovsky.

Anna Netrebko: “The Woman, The Voice” – This 2004 collection of videos traces the rise of the Russian soprano, born in 1971 and a protégé of Valery Gergiev. She so wanted to attend rehearsals at the Mariinsky Theater, so the story goes, that she worked there as a cleaner, and she gave her breakout performance as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival in 2002. Music from her debut Deutsche Grammophon album is showcased, including arias by Mozart, Gounod, Bellini, Dvorák and Puccini.

Carnegie Hall webcasts on

The four recent live webcasts in the partnership between Carnegie Hall and – concerts by Joyce DiDonato, Anne-Sophie Mutter, the duo of Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang, and Daniil Trifonov – are all available free for 90 days after the date of the live webcast. Watch the Carnegie Hall webcast series in replay here:

Daniil Trifonov (webcast Dec 9 and available for free until March 10, 2015)
Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang (webcast Nov 22 and available for free until Feb 21, 2015)
Anne-Sophie Mutter (webcast Nov 18 and available for free until Feb 17, 2015)
Joyce DiDonato (webcast Nov 4 and available for free until Feb 3, 2015)


Since its official launch in May 2008, has gained international recognition, bringing together a community of 200,000 music and arts lovers from 180 countries. In addition to offering live concert hall events that music lovers can experience on their computers and entertainment systems (Chromecast, Airplay, Smart TVs), offers a free application (available at the Apple App Store and at Google Play for Android) that makes it possible to experience world-class artistry on all mobile devices. In addition, more than 80 client universities around the world take advantage of, including Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.

New partnerships include the distribution of a selection of content through major digital platforms including iTunes, Samsung, Amazon, Canal +, GVT in Brazil, and Shanghai Media Group, confirming’s role as the leading digital provider and aggregator of audiovisual classical music programs worldwide.

In addition to webcasts of more than 100 live events each year, has partnered with the world’s top artists and music institutions to offer subscriptions that give music lovers the opportunity to watch more than 1,400 video-on-demand programs. They include concerts, operas, recitals, documentaries, masterclasses, artist portraits and archival material by such legendary musicians as Maria Callas, Glenn Gould, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein, Georg Solti and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.


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