“Following a positive round of ongoing treatments, Dmitri Hvorostovsky looks forward to returning to the stage this month for three performances of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera. Dmitri opens the production run on September 25, with encore performances on September 29 and October 3.” —hvorstovsky.com
— Dmitri Hvorostovsky (@Hvorostovsky) September 10, 2015
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— Ildar Abdrazakov (@IldarAbdrazakov) September 10, 2015
— Dmitri Hvorostovsky (@Hvorostovsky) September 14, 2015
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The latest Dmitri Hvorostovsky releases on Delos:
Wait For Me: Classic Russian Songs from the War Years
A nostalgia-inspiring survey drawn from the extensive body of popular Russian WWII-era songs, this album is the sequel to two all-time favorite Delos titles: Where Are You, My Brothers and Moscow Nights. These sentimental, melancholic, and passionate songs have a strong global appeal, expressing as they do the universal themes and feelings common to soldiers the world over.
Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Barbara Frittoli, Ildar Abdrazakov, Stefano Secco, Marco Caria, Constantine Orbelian, Kaunas City Symphony
Our first-ever full-length Italian opera recording, Delos’s star-studded current release of Giuseppi Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra promises to make quite a splash among today’s opera fans.
As Verdi was entering his glorious “late period” (Otello and Falstaff) he wrote and re-worked much of Simon Boccanegra, a work that he had first tackled in 1857. The opera emerged in 1881 as a powerful masterpiece, although one that has been unfairly neglected, in comparison with Verdi’s other works on that level. So it’s high time for an authoritative new release of an opera that gives glamorous title star Dmitri Hvorostovsky – considered by many to be the world’s greatest Verdi baritone – the chance to record what he calls “…one of the most complex, deepest characters in the whole baritone repertoire.”