HVOROSTOVSKY: Heroes and Villains
Classical Periods: 20th Century, Romantic
Composers: Alexander Borodin, Ambrose Thomas, Anton Rubinstein, Charles Gounod, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Jules Massenet, Modest Mussorgsky, Richard Wagner, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Umberto Giordano
Directors: Constantine Orbelian
Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Philharmonia of Russia
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.