On March 10, Dmitri Hvorostovsky appears at the Barbican Centre in recital with Ivari Ilja. The pair offers a distinctive program of romances based on the poetry of Alexander Pushkin, including Borodin’s “For the Shores of Your Far Homeland,” Tchaikovsky’s “The Nightingale,” Rachmaninoff’s “Oh, Beauty, Merciful Be to Me,” and further works by Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, Medtner, and Sviridov.
Following his 21-city concert and recital tour, Dmitri’s spring begins with a run of La traviata at London’s Royal Opera House. Returning to Richard Eyre’s much-loved production, Dmitri stars as Giorgio Germont opposite Diana Damrau as Violetta and Francesco Demuro as Alfredo Germont. Dan Ettinger conducts.
Following their four-city tour of Germany, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and his longtime recital partner Ivari Ilja reunite for appearances in Switzerland and Belgium. Singing a program that showcases works by Rachmaninoff, Medtner, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky, the pair is first heard at Geneva’s Victoria Hall on February 24. Next, they appear at the Opernhaus Zürich on February 27. After stopping in Belgium for a concert at Brussels’s La Monnaie on March 3, they can finally be heard at the Kultur Casino in Bern, Switzerland, on March 7.