Saturday, 21 May 2011

Playlist la Traviata

Traviat at La Fenice, Venise 2004. Patrizia Ciofi, Roberto Saccà and Dmitri Hvorostovsky are the main characters!

Thursday, 12 May 2011

News...From the Net

Dear Followers,
I announce that On the 14th of May (this Saturday) at 19:00 PM GNT+1 It will be transmitted live the Opera Award Ceremony...Here the link to watch it live from the Net...

I also want to tell that for the first time Dmitri on his Facebook page published and commented ( personal comment a picture) go and have look, it's fun! :D

Dmitri also published a new funny video from his Masterclass in Bogotà! He's so a funny man! :D

Monday, 9 May 2011


Post comments of any kind if you want, please! ( obviously in a decent language not insulting anyone!)

Saturday, 7 May 2011


On YouTube it was just uploaded this video from Hvorostovsky's concert in Moscow Conservatory on the 7th of May broadcasted from the Russian Channel Kultura.


Il Trovatore at the Met

Here are videos from Dmitri's and his colleagues' performance.
This took place at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on the 30th of April 2011.
Dmitri is Count di Luna, Sondra Radvanovsky is Leonora,Marcelo Alvarez is Manrico,Dolora Zajick is Azucena and Stefan Kocan is Ferrando.

All the four singers sang very well. Sondra Radvanovsky is a really remarkable,touching,and emotional  Leonora, her voice is huge and beautiful. She is sweet when needed but she can become a lioness in lines like " M'avrai ma fredda e esanime spoglia!".  

Alvarez has a beautiful instrument but he could use it better,I liked very much the duets with Azucena but when alone like in the aria "Ah si ben mio" and the following cabaletta " Di quella Pira" he was a bit...I'd say unprecise.But his voice never lost the innate latin macho appeal! :)
Dolora Zajick still has a very beautiful voice and her portrait of Azucena was really realistic. When going in the lower zone she didn't lost the precison she put while singing.

Dmitri is the best Count di Luna I had the opportunity to hear. His voice perfectly suits DiLuna's character and his creamy,sweet (ecc ecc) baritone tone is owerwhelmingly beautiful. His looks helped the stage director maybe but his acting was always very correct and never unpleasant,on the contrary! His desperation when he lost Leonora was really convincing! And the struggling aim of the carachter was perfectly portraied!

I found Armiliato's conducting a bit "loud" don't know what happened, maybe he thought he was conducting a Brass Band!  

The Chorus did a good job too even if I think it could be better...I liked the Coustumes and the scenes were suitable to this story of love and revenge.Congratulations to Mr.McVicar who told that he was inspired by Goya for this production's staging. Our Ferrando Stefan Kocan... his voice is powerful and he owns a good technique, nothing to say about his interpretation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Maybe someone could claim that in the past singers were better than this singers but what's the aim in comparing the great singers of the past with nowadays' singers? They are so different in technique and in any case they are not here, so let's enjoy what we have of beautiful now, and this four singers definitely can provide us with something beautiful!

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

What about starting with my favourite opera singer the baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky?
Here he is, born in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia) the 16 of october 1962.
He's well known for his velvety baritone voice, his wonderful legato and last but not least his mane of completely white hair.(They're like this sonce he was 30).
In this picture Dmitri is receiving applauses after a successful performance of Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan,New York.


Welcome everybody to my newly made blog.
As it is possible to understand I'm an Opera Fan.
I must say I'm not the most competent in opera, even if I study music but what I hear with my ears is for me enough.I'd like to use this blog to commentate on performances I hear and see and to share any kind of news about the world of opera.

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