Sexy Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is set to headline her second consecutive season opening gala at the Metropolitan Opera tonight. She will debut as Adina in Bartlett Sher's staging of L'elisir d'Amore.

Netrebko opened last year's Met season in the title role of Donizetti's Anna Bolena, which The New York Times described as "the defining moment of her career." Later this year, she will perform Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta," followed by two debut performances in "Eugene Onegin" and "Le nozze di Figaro" next spring.

Tonight's season-opening performance will be transmitted live starting at 7pm on open-air screens at both Lincoln Center and Times Square, broadcast on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SiriusXM, and streamed live on the Met’s website. In addition, on Saturday, October 13th, the production will launch the 2012-13 “The Met: Live in HD” series at participating movie theaters around the world.

Check out images of the sultry opera singer below, and let us know what you think of the Gala headliner in the comments section.

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    In this Friday, March 23, 2012 photo, Anna Netrebko performs the title role during the final dress rehearsal of Jules Massenet's "Manon," at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Salzburg Festival - 'Jedermann' Premiere

    SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - JULY 27: Anna Netrebko arrives for the 'Le nozze di Figaro' premiere during the Salzburg Festival on July 27, 2011 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Martin Schalk/Getty Images)

  • Russian opera singer Anna Netrebko, wear

    Russian opera singer Anna Netrebko, wearing a traditional Black Forest hat, catches bubbles during the German TV game show 'Wetten Dass...?' ...?' (Let's make a bet) in Offenburg, southwestern Germany on April 30, 2011. 'Wetten Dass...?' is one of the most popular Saturday night programmes in Germany and Austria. AFP PHOTO / POOL / RALPH ORLOWSKI (Photo credit should read RALPH ORLOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Anna Netrebko Signs Copies Of "Anna Netrebko: Live At The Metropolitan Opera"

    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Anna Netrebko signs her new CD, 'Anna Netrebko: Live at the Metropolitan Opera', at the Metropolitan Opera Shop on October 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Simon Russell/Getty Images)

  • Classical Brit Awards 2008 - London

    Anna Netrebko arrives for the Classical Brit Awards 2008, held at the Royal Albert Hall in west London.

  • Classical Brit Awards 2008 - London

    Anna Netrebko and Andrea Bocelli on stage during the Classical Brit Awards 2008, held at the Royal Albert Hall in west London.

  • Classical Brit Awards 2008 - London

    Annie Lennox presents Anna Netrebko with her Female Artist of the Year Award on stage during the Classical Brit Awards 2008, held at the Royal Albert Hall in west London.

  • Anna Netrebko

    In this Sept. 22, 2011, photo, Anna Netrebko portrays Anne Boleyn during the final full dress rehearsal for Gaetano Donizetti's "Anna Bolena," at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Monday, Sept. 26 was opening night of the company's 2011-12 season. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • In this picture taken July 28, 2012 Anna Netrebko as Mimi performs during rehearsals for the opera 'La Boheme' by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini in Salzburg, Austria as part of the Salzburg Opera Festival. (AP Photo/dapd/Kerstin Joensson)

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