This weekend, Dmitri Hvorostovsky returns to the KKT Cosmos Theatre for a gala concert on November 2. A frequent presence in the city of Yekaterinburg, the Siberian baritone—last heard at the Cosmos Theatre in December of 2013—brings with him a concert program that showcases his unparalleled diversity of range, genre, and style. The performance also reunites Dmitri with frequent artistic partner Constantine Orbelian, who conducts.
Return to KKT Cosmos in Ekaterinburg
Elena Obraztsova Gala at the Bolshoi Theatre
“The Bells of Dawn” named BBC Music Magazine featured recording
On October 28, Dmitri Hvorostovsky returns to Moscow’s legendary Bolshoi Theatre as part of a gala celebration of Elena Obraztsova. In celebrating the legendary mezzo-soprano’s 75th birthday, the Siberian baritone, who recorded selections from Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame with Obraztsova in 2002, joins an all-star cast of guest artists that includes Anna Netrebko, Jose Cura, Maria Guleghina, and Olga Peretyatko.
Eugene Kohn conducts the Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre for this one-night-only event.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s newest album, The Bells of Dawn, is November’s featured recording for Choral & Song in BBC Music Magazine. Released in September on Ondine, The Bells of Dawn features the Siberian baritone with the Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing” and Lev Kontorovich exploring 19th-century religious and folk songs.
“This richly beautiful music, little known in the West, suits Hvorostovsky’s bass-baritone to a T, its dark creamy texture and plush legato still well preserved,” writes BBC Music’s Michael Scott Rohan. “And he delivers the solos with an appropriately un-operatic authority and intensity of feeling.”