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HVOROSTOVSKY: Heroes and Villains

HVOROSTOVSKY: Heroes and Villains

Catalog Number: DE3365
Label: Delos
Format: CD

Available: 8
Price: $15.99

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone

Heroes and Villains

Great Baritone Arias from Russian, French, Italian and German Operas.

Spiritual Revival Choir of Russia
Lev Kontorovitch, director

Philharmonia of Russia
Constantine Orbelian, director

Delos International and Dmitri Hvorostovsky continue their award-winning partnership with a splendid new release, "Heroes and Villains." Dedicated to Delos Founder Amelia Haygood, this glorious, passionate program showcases Hvorostovsky at his professional best, in an operatic treasure-trove of must-have arias. Hvorostovsky himself feels that he has reached a milestone, both vocally and interpretively. This album gives his vast audience the chance to share such a moment in the career of a great artist. On this 73-minute CD, "the greatest Verdi baritone of our time" is partnered by Maestro Constantine Orbelian, the Philharmonia of Russia and the Spiritual Revival Choir of Russia, in eagerly-awaited audience favorites along with lesser-known discoveries.

Track ListingTimeMP3
1Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor Igor's aria "Ni sna, ni otdikha"7:17
2Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov Boris's aria "Dastik ya vyshei vlasti"5:31
3Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Shaklovity's aria "Spit streleskoe gnezdo"5:03HVOROSTOVSKY: Heroes and Villains - Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Shaklovity's aria "Spit streleskoe gnezdo"
4Anton Rubenstein: The Demon: Demon's aria "Na Vozdushnom akiane"5:00
Florence Illi-Hvorostovsky, soprano
5Rubenstein: The Demon: Demon's aria "Ne plach ditya"2:52
6Rubenstein: Nero Vindex's aria "Epitalama"3:30HVOROSTOVSKY: Heroes and Villains - Rubenstein: Nero Vindex's aria "Epitalama"
7Richard Wagner: Tannhauser Wolfram's aria "Oh du mein holder Abendstern"4:46
8Umberto Diordano: Andre Chenier Gerard's aria "Nemico della patria"4:33
9Giuseppe Verdi: La Forza del Destino Carlo's aria "Urna Fatate"7:53HVOROSTOVSKY: Heroes and Villains - Giuseppe Verdi: La Forza del Destino Carlo's aria "Urna Fatate"
Dmitry Kuznetsov, baritone
10Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Tonio's aria "Si puo?""5:42
11Giacomo Puccini: Tosca Scarpia's aria "Te Deum"3:54
12Charles Gounod: Faust Valentin's aria "Avant de quitter ces lieux"4:14HVOROSTOVSKY: Heroes and Villains - Charles Gounod: Faust Valentin's aria "Avant de quitter ces lieux"
13Jules Massenet: Herodiade Herod's aria "Vision fugitive"4:05
14Georges Bizet: Carmen Escamillo Toreador Song "Votre toast"5:00
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano - Viktoria Smirnova, soprano - Anastasia Chikaeva, mezzo-soprano
15Ambrose Thomas: Hamlet The Drinking Song "O vin, dissipe la trisesse"3:19HVOROSTOVSKY: Heroes and Villains - Ambrose Thomas: Hamlet The Drinking Song "O vin, dissipe la trisesse"
Andrey Azovsky, tenor - Dmitry Kuznetsov, baritone