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Dmitri Hvorostovsky

One-Night-Only Recital


Possessor of one of the most unforgettable, uniquely beautiful voices of all time, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has captivated audiences in opera houses and concert halls around the globe. Renowned for his recital appearances, he unleashes his luminous artistry to penetrate to the emotional core of the art song repertoire with an array of expressive shadings and ever-shifting vocal colors.

Mr. Hvorostovsky will partner with pianist Ivari Ilja in a recital that includes Russian romances based on poems by Alexander Pushkin, as well as Shostakovich's Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti.

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Part I: Romances on Poems by Alexander Pushkin of Russian composers

Ya ponmyu chudnoye mgnovenye (I recall a wonderful moment)
V krovi gorit ogon zhelanya
(The fire of longing burns in my heart)
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804-1857)

Yunosha i deva (The youth and the maiden)
Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869)

Dlya beregov otchizni dal’noy (For the shores of thy far native land)
Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (1833-1887)                         

Redeyet oblakov letuchaya gryada (The clouds begin to scatter)
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)            

Tsarskel’skaja statuja (The statue of Tsarskoye Selo)
César Antonovich Cui (1835-1918)                                         

Solovey (Nightingale)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Ya perezhil svoi zhelan’ya (Gone are my heart’s desires)
(To a dreamer)
Zimniy vecher (Winter evening)
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (1880-1951)

Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne (Sing not to me, beautiful maiden)
Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Pod'ezzhaya pod izhory (Drawing near to Izhory)
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov (1915-1998)

Part II: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (Op. 145)
by Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (1906-1975)

1. Truth
2. Morning
3. Love
4. Separation
5. Anger
6. Dante
7. To the exile
8. Creativity
9. Night
10. Death
11. Immortality

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Pre-Performance Talks

Get the full story by joining other opera-goers at our complimentary pre-opera talks in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. One hour before the recital, Duff Murphy (from Classical KUSC 91.5fm) will present an entertaining and informative introduction to the performance. This talk is free of charge to everybody attending the performance, and no reservations are required.