Anna Netrebko, soprano, Russian opera singer

1971 - Born in Krasnodar
1991 - Student, Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatoire
1994 - Kirov opera (now Mariinsky Theatre) debut, St. Petersburg
1995 – U.S. debut
2002 - Metropolitan Opera debut, New York
2002 - Signs exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon
2003 - Releases first solo album, “Opera arias”
2003 - Named female singer of the year by Opernwelt magazine
2003 - Honorary Director, Petrushka Ball Russian children's welfare society
2004 - Releases second solo album, “Sempre libera”
2005 - Wins album of the year and female artist of the year Echo Klassik awards 
2005 - Awarded Russian state prize by President Vladimir Putin
2006 - Obtains Austrian citizenship
2006 - Releases “Russian album”, her third solo recording
2006 - 2007 - Honorary director, Petrushka Ball Russian children's welfare society
2007 - Supports SOS children’s villages

Today our spotlight is on opera scene. TIME Magazine included her name in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world, her albums stormed European pop charts and became gold in Europe. Our guest is a magnificent soprano Anna Netrebko.