Opera’s Dynamic Duo

BY JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 1 June 2007]
In the days leading up to the big event, several people asked me, “So, are you going to the Anna Netrebko concert?” They could be forgiven: Wednesday night’s concert at Carnegie Hall was a joint showcase for Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. She is the starry, glamorous Russian soprano; he is the starry, glamorous Russian baritone. But Ms. Netrebko is the hottest thing in opera right now: So the concert, in many minds, was “the Anna Netrebko concert.” Plus, the lady was making her Carnegie Hall debut.