Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Introduction

Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has established an extraordinary international career, performing regularly on the prestigious concert stages and opera houses of North America, Europe and Asia. His distinctive voice, incomparable legato and breath control place him at the forefront of leading baritones in the world today. His opera repertoire, apart from Verdi, ranges from Mozart to Prokofiev, and he features regularly at the major opera houses of the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Paris Opera, Teatro Alla Scala, Milan and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Roles for which he is most noted include, Conte di Luna, Posa in 'Don Carlo', Rigoletto, Prince Yeletsky in 'Pique Dame' and the title role in 'Eugene Onegin'. Recent additions to his repertoire include Renato in 'Un ballo in Maschera' and the title role of Simone Boccanegra.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky is also in great demand for recitals and concerts; his vocal performance and stage presence combine to considerable musical and dramatic effect. His repertoire stretches far and wide, from Caccini and Handel to Shostakovich and Sviridov.

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Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

VERDI Un ballo in Maschera


Joseph Calleja (Riccardo)
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Amelia)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato)
Marianne Cornetti (Ulrica)
Rosemary Joshua (Oscar)
Anatoli Sivko (Sam)
James Platt (Tom)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Daniel Oren
Katharina Thoma (Director)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

VERDI Un ballo in Maschera


Joseph Calleja (Riccardo)
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Amelia)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato)
Marianne Cornetti (Ulrica)
Rosemary Joshua (Oscar)
Anatoli Sivko (Sam)
James Platt (Tom)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Daniel Oren
Katharina Thoma (Director)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

VERDI Un ballo in Maschera


Joseph Calleja (Riccardo)
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Amelia)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato)
Marianne Cornetti (Ulrica)
Rosemary Joshua (Oscar)
Anatoli Sivko (Sam)
James Platt (Tom)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Daniel Oren
Katharina Thoma (Director)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

VERDI Un ballo in Maschera


Joseph Calleja (Riccardo)
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Amelia)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato)
Marianne Cornetti (Ulrica)
Rosemary Joshua (Oscar)
Anatoli Sivko (Sam)
James Platt (Tom)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Daniel Oren
Katharina Thoma (Director)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

VERDI Un ballo in Maschera


Joseph Calleja (Riccardo)
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Amelia)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato)
Marianne Cornetti (Ulrica)
Rosemary Joshua (Oscar)
Anatoli Sivko (Sam)
James Platt (Tom)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Daniel Oren
Katharina Thoma (Director)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

VERDI Un ballo in Maschera


Joseph Calleja (Riccardo)
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Amelia)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato)
Marianne Cornetti (Ulrica)
Rosemary Joshua (Oscar)
Anatoli Sivko (Sam)
Jihoon Kim (Tom)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Daniel Oren
Katharina Thoma (Director)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

VERDI Un ballo in Maschera


Joseph Calleja (Riccardo)
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Amelia)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato)
Marianne Cornetti (Ulrica)
Rosemary Joshua (Oscar)
Anatoli Sivko (Sam)
Jihoon Kim (Tom)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Daniel Oren
Katharina Thoma (Director)

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Verdi

La Traviata

Royal Opera House Covent Garden

"Dmitri Hvorostovsky, in superb voice" Tim Ashley for The Guardian
"Dmitri Hvorostovsky returned to the role of Giorgio Germont, and gave an astonishingly assured performance - his rendition of ‘Di Provenza' was an object lesson in how to sustain a Verdian line." Keith McDonnell for Whats on Stage
"With his trademark rich baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Giorgio Germont commands the stage [...] and his Act II encounter with Violetta is one of the highlights of the evening" Sam Smith for MusicOMH
“Hvorostovsky received his first round of applause, rock-star style, for the mere fact of having walked onto the stage. His Act Two aria was delivered with beautiful full tone.”

Sebastian Scotney for The Arts Desk

Opera January 2011

Metropolitan Opera

The baritone Dimitri Hvorostovsky, left, and the bass Ferruccio Furlanetto in “Simon Boccanegra” at the Metropolitan Opera House.
On Thursday night “Simon Boccanegra” returned to the Met as Verdi intended it, with a baritone in the title role, and a great one: Dmitri Hvorostovsky. With his distinctive dark vocal colorings, the Siberian-born Mr. Hvorostovsky is not a classic Italianate baritone. But this role ideally suits him, and he was a magnificent Simon.
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 for the New York Times January 2011