Release Date for Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s ‘Rigoletto’ Recording Announced

(Credit: Delos Music)

The full cast for Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s first full recording of “Rigoletto” has been announced.

Delos made the announcement via Twitter, noting that the new album is slated for release on Nov. 10, 2017 and will also showcase Nadine Sierra as Gilda, Francesco Demuro as the Duke of Mantua, Andrea Mastroni as Sparafucille, and Oksana Volkova as Maddalena. Constantine Orbelain conducts the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra and Men of the Kaunas State Choir.

Hvorostovsky has not performed on the opera stage due to his continued battle with cancer. He recently performed the aria from “Rigoletto” during the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th Anniversary gala, a performance that “was undeniably the winner of the emotional moment of the night.”

In the summer of 2015, Hvorostovsky was diagnosed with a brain tumor and despite getting medical treatment, he continued performing and recording CDs.

However, in late September 2016, the singer had to withdraw from his engagements in Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” at the Vienna State Opera while in December 2016, he canceled his planned debut performances of Verdi’s “Don Carlos” at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater. He later announced that he would not be performing in opera productions for the time being so he could concentrate on his treatment.

The baritone recently released a new album “Russia Cast Adrift.”

 

 

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FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

6 Comments on "Release Date for Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s ‘Rigoletto’ Recording Announced"

  1. Der Fliegende Amerikaner | September 23, 2017 at 6:15 pm | Reply

    There’s a full Rigoletto recording with Hvorostovsky right here already:
    https://metopera.org/Season/On-Demand/opera/?upc=811357017067

    PERFORMANCE DATE
    DEC 7, 2013

    CONDUCTOR
    Pablo Heras-Casado

    GILDA
    Sonya Yoncheva

    MADDALENA
    Oksana Volkova

    DUKE OF MANTUA
    Matthew Polenzani

    RIGOLETTO
    Dmitri Hvorostovsky

    SPARAFUCILE
    Stefan Kocán

  2. Thanks for outstanding writing and keeping Opera lovers informed

  3. Delos’s General Manager here: Please note that Francisco Salazar’s otherwise excellent (and much appreciated) post is diminished by an incomplete cover graphic that cuts off the lower half of the original image as shown in the following link: http://dbooks.s3.amazonaws.com/DE3522Dbook.pdf.
    We at Delos would be most appreciative if this apparent error could be corrected as quickly as possible.

    • Hi Lindsay,

      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, the wordpress only uploads horizontal images; since the CD image is a square, it would have been cut off no matter what. We accommodated as best as we could. If you have an image that is 1920 x 1080, we are happy to replace it.

      Thanks for reading!

      David

      • Thank YOU, David — so that explains it! I fear we don’t have a horizontal image — BUT, would it mayhaps be possible to place two square images (the front & rear covers) side-by-side to approximate a horizontal image? If so, please let me know, and I can have our art design guy send you jpegs for the two images. If not, so be it … we’ll still be grateful for the exposure!

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