Magic Moments of Music – Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón sing La Traviata

A film by Anaïs Spiro, ZDF/arte und C Major Entertainment, 43 min.

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The performance of La Traviata at the 2005 Salzburg Festival drew attention from all over the world: it is not the first time on stage together for Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón in the leading roles – but it is here in Salzburg that they finally rise to superstardom. Each are brilliant on their own, but under the direction of Willy Decker, they shine above all as a couple, playing to the fantasies of the audience. Opera stars had never before been so up-close and personal, and had never been so present in the media. Previously unseen rehearsal scenes and interviews with Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon, Thomas Hampson and Willy Decker bring this magic moment of music to life.