Following a critically-lauded performance in Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s winter season launches on December 14 with a concert in the Siberian baritone’s hometown of Krasnoyarsk. Constantine Orbelian conducts the performance, as well was future concerts in Novosibirsk (December 18), Ekaterinburg (December 21), Nizhny Novgorod (January 24), Samara (January 27), and Voronezh (January 30). Beyond Russia, the pair can also be heard in the Baltic capitals of Vilnius (January 11), Riga ( Read More ...
Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Anna Netrebko Live from Red Square is now available worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray from Deutsche Grammophon. Featuring the State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” and the Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing” led by Constantine Orbelian, the concert was performed to a crowd of 7,500 listeners in Moscow’s Red Square on June 19, 2013, and subsequently broadcast around the world.
Following Monday’s opening, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Metropolitan Opera role debut as the title character in Verdi’s Rigoletto was met with audience and critical acclaim. Deeming his interpretation of the role “riveting,” the New York Times wrote that “he claimed this role on his own terms, infusing phrases with dusky richness and shaping melodic lines with an elegance that lent tragic stature to this oppressed and inwardly bitter character.”