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In what language did Anna Netrebko sing the Olympic anthem at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics?

Asked by 2davidc8 (4618 points ) February 22nd, 2014

If it’s Russian, then does each host nation get to have it sung in their own language?

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“Written by Greek composer Spyridon Samaras, the Olympic Anthem is usually performed in the language of the host country. On Friday, Netrebko, dressed in an elaborate light-blue gown, sang the cantata in Russian, backed by a male chorus.”

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OK, @gailcalled, thank you very much!

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