In his second album release of the spring for Delos Music, Dmitri Hvorostovsky headlines a new account of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, out today. Recorded with the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra and Kaunas State Choir under the baton of Constantine Orbelian, this Simon Boccanegra hears Dmitri as the eponymous Doge of Genoa, opposite Barbara Frittoli as Amelia, Ildar Abdrazakov as Fiesco, Stefano Secco as Gabriele, and Kostas Smoriginas as Pietro.
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Don Carlo Triumphs
New York: Don Carlo and Ballo
Amid performances in the Metropolitan Opera’s highly-acclaimed revival of Don Carlo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky will return to another familiar Verdi production at the house: Un Ballo in Maschera. The Siberian baritone reprises the role of Anckarström and reunites with original castmate Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia in David Alden’s film noir production.
Monday night’s season premiere of Don Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera brought Dmitri Hvorostovsky thunderous applause for his signature role of Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa. “A solid cast with no weak links and a probing conductor. That’s what it takes, even more than superlative individual performances, for the profundity of Verdi’s Don Carlo to come through. That’s what the Metropolitan Opera’s revival offered,” wrote the New York Times, which went on to single out Dmitri’s performance: “The splendid Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky brought velvety legato phrasing, virile sound and his distinctive smoky timbre to Rodrigo, Carlo’s loving friend and the king’s troubled adviser.”Read More »