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.
May is subsequently spent partly in North America on a recital tour with Ivari Ilja. Among the composers represented in their program are Rachmaninoff, Glinka, Borodin, Medtner, Tchaikovsky, and more. Appearances include Montreal (May 16), St. Paul (May 19), Los Angeles (May 22), San Francisco (May 25), Boston (May 29), and Toronto (June 1).
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.
For more information on Dmitri’s schedule, click here.
On February 18, Dmitri Hvorostovsky opens the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” festival at Minsk’s Palace of the Republic. Held since 1989 and heard for the third year in Belarus, the festival showcases renowned soloists performing under Maestro Spivakov’s baton.
Dmitri launches the festival with arias by Wagner, Rubinstein, and Verdi with the National Philharmonic of Russia. For ticket information, click here.