Dmitri Hvorostovsky made a surprise appearance at the Metropolitan Opera’s gala Sunday evening, celebrating the institution’s 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center. Audiences greeted the Siberian baritone with a standing ovation as he took the stage to perform “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” from Verdi’s Rigoletto.
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In Toronto, Dmitri Hvorostovsky gave a triumphant performance of arias and duets alongside soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov. The Toronto Star lauded the Siberian baritone’s “blistering performance” from Rubinstein’s The Demon as well as Hvorostovsky and Netrebko’s “gripping rendition” of the final scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Dubbed “Trio Magnifico,” Italian conductor Jader Bignamini led the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra in the sold-out concert–dubbed “Trio Magnifico”–at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
On April 25, Dmitri Hvorostovsky returns to Toronto to join Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov for a gala concert of opera arias, duets, and trios. Dubbed the “Trio Magnifico,” the evening marks the first time that the three opera stars have headlined a concert program together.
Italian conductor Jader Bignamini leads the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra in the sold-out gala, which takes place at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The event is produced by Show One Productions.