Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dmitri Hvorostovsky Live Worldwide this Saturday

Dmitri Hvorostovsky continues to establish himself as one of the leading Verdi baritones of our age. It's a little odd to see someone who is aging as beautifully as Carey Grant or George Clooney begin playing fathers onstage, but that's exactly what he'll be doing in the Live in HD broadcast of Verdi's La traviata from the Met on Saturday, April 14th. His elegantly phrased Giorgio Germont will be transmitted to cinemas worldwide with a U.S. encore transmission on May 2 and Canadian encores on May 26 and June 24. The event will also feature exclusive backstage footage and interviews with cast members.

Live performances of La traviata run through May 2nd. He then begins his recital tour in Minsk on May 14.

Hvorostovsky sings "Di Provenza il mar, il suol" from La traviata:



  1. He was absolutely amazing when I attended the first performance of La Traviata at the Met. What a gorgeous voice.

  2. I watch the performance in a Theatre in Germany. I always found him a beatiful man with a beutiful voice. But as Germont he has absolutely no taste for Belcanto, it's just loud and too long. Nothing to do with taste or emotion. And a bad coleague. Natalie Dessay wasn't so perfect (for God's sake, was live!) and he sang Duets with her as a jackhammer. Disgusting!