Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s return to the Royal Opera House’s production of La traviata this weekend earned the Siberian baritone further acclaim for his signature interpretation of Giorgio Germont. Giving the production five out of five stars, The Guardian noted that Dmitri was “in superb voice… his delineation of Germont’s growing awareness that Violetta’s moral integrity transcends his own, is touching in the extreme.”
The Arts Desk concurred: “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.” Also offering praise was What’s On Stage, which deemed Dmitri’s account of Germont’s aria “an object lesson in how to sustain a Verdian line.”
Also featuring Diana Damrau as Violetta and Francesco Demuro as Alfredo, La traviata continues at the Royal Opera House tonight.
Following his acclaimed concert and recital tour this winter, which comprised of 21 performances in 21 cities, Dmitri Hvorostovsky returns to the opera stage for a revival of Richard Eyre’s production of La traviata at the Royal Opera House. Dmitri reprises his signature role of Giorgio Germont, the father of headstrong young lover Alfredo, here sung by Francesco Demuro. The two star opposite Diana Damrau as Violetta, Verdi’s eponymous fallen woman and Dan Ettinger conducts.
Dmitri is first heard in this run of Traviata in a sold-out performance on April 19. While his closing night in the show on May 3 is also sold-out, tickets still remain for April 21, 24, 26, and 30. For more information, click here.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky will return to the Royal Opera House in its 2014-15 season to star in a new production of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera. As Renato, Dmitri headlines a cast that also features Joseph Calleja as Riccardo and Liudmyla Monastyrska as Amelia in a new production directed by Katharina Thoma. Daniel Oren conducts. Performances take place from December 18 to January 17.
The ROH’s announcement comes weeks before Dmitri’s return to Covent Garden this month for La traviata, in which he sings Giorgio Germont alongside Diana Damrau as Violetta and Francesco Demuro as Alfredo.
Following an acclaimed role debut as Iago last September in Verdi’s Otello and a Liederabend with Ivari Ilja Dmitri Hvorostovsky given earlier this week, Dmitri Hvorostovsky returns to the Wiener Staatsoper next year as part of the company’s recently-announced 2014-15 season.
The Siberian baritone appears in two of his signature Verdi roles with the company, and can first be heard in February as Rodrigo in Don Carlo. Dmitri stars opposite Ramón Vargas in the title role, Anja Harteros as Elisabeth de Valois, and Ferruccio Furlanetto as Filippo II. Marco Armiliato conducts the production, directed by Daniele Abbado. The next month, Dmitri reprises his much-lauded interpretation of Giorgio Germont in Jean-François Sivadier’s La traviata in which he stars opposite Stephen Costello as his son, Alfredo, and Marina Rebeka as Violetta. Dan Ettinger conducts.