Hvorostovsky in Moscow with Sondra Radvanovsky / Oberlian, Philharmonia of Russia [DVD]

Album Summary

>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In June 2008, Dmitri Hvorostovsky invited Sondra Radvanovsky to be his guest star in the prestigious Moscow concert series Hvorostovsky and Friends, with conductor Constantine Orbelian and the Philharmonia of Russia. This glamorous occasion, captured on film for Russian television, marked these artists' first-ever musical collaboration -- and proved to be a historic event that documented for posterity one of those all-too-rare instances of magical artistic alchemy between two great opera stars. Their electrifying performance was an instant sensation, and a potent preview of the two stars' effusively acclaimed later appearances together in Il Trovatore at Covent Garden, The Met and The San Francisco Opera. Delos recorded the live concert, to be released later as the critically-acclaimed CD, Verdi Opera Scenes (DE 3403). The Russian TV show, featuring their national baritone hero and his dazzling guest, was broadcast throughout the Russian Federation. Upon obtaining that film footage, Delos collaborated with California film editor Steve Scoville, who expertly synched the footage with Delos's concert audio. The result, available for the first time on this DVD, takes the viewer/listener to Moscow's Great Hall for the concert's most unforgettable moments, with stunning you are there sonic and visual impact.

"The voice, like its owner, is sleek and handsome, its rich, dark colour set off by the brilliance of its upper partials which make it both exciting and moving in equal measure, especially in the Russian repertoire to which, as one might expect, it is ideally suited." -Opera Now

"Hvorostovsky's rich baritone is as expressive as ever in excerpts from Verdi’s Ernani, Don Carlo, Un Ballo in Maschera and Il Trovatore, plus Gounod’s Faust, and soprano Sondra Radvanovsky partners him well, especially in the Il Trovatore 'confrontation scene'." -Infodad.com

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 58 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Color



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Works Details

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Act 1. Avant de quitter ces lieux
  • Performer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Constantine Orbelian
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia of Russia
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Udiste? come albeggi, la scure al figlio
  • Performers: Sondra Radvanovsky (Soprano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Constantine Orbelian
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia of Russia
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Act III
  • Performers: Sondra Radvanovsky (Soprano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Constantine Orbelian
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia of Russia
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Act 4. O Carlo, ascolta
  • Performer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Constantine Orbelian
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia of Russia
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884