Amidst a year filled with a lot of bad news for baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, there is a major ray of light.
Delos Music has announced that the Russian artist will be releasing a new album called “Russia Cast Adrift.” The CD will feature music by composer Georgy Sviridov who has never gained prominence outside of his native Russia. The composer created a 12-song cycle that will be the basis of this recording, which is a world premiere for the pieces.
Hvorostovsky actually developed a strong friendship with the composer, who passed away in 1998 and Sviridov composed some music specifically for the famed baritone.
Hvorostovsky will be accompanied by Constantine Orbelian who will conduct the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra and the Russian folk music ensemble Style of Five.
The album is available for Pre-Order on Amazon in anticipation of its June 9, 2017 release.
Hvorostovsky is coming off a year in which he canceled all opera engagements among numerous other concerts. This all started back in 2015 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After making several comebacks, he made a definitive decision to limit his appearances to better take care of his health.