Here’s a #ThrowbackThursday review of Barbara Fritolli and Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s performance of Simon Boccanegra at The Met. We’d bet some of the same things can be said about their performances on our new recording coming out next week!
“Mr. Hvorostovsky sang with dusky, melting beauty and shaped Verdi’s long, arching phrases, especially at softer dynamics, with consummate lyricism, often taking whole lines in a single breath. …vocally and dramatically he made this role his own.” —Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
“The undervalued Italian soprano Barbara Frittoli, as Maria (known as Amelia), was in peak form…and sang with luminous sound, soaring top notes and elegant Verdian lines.” —Anthony Tommasini, New York Times