Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s North American recital tour, which included stops in Montreal, St. Paul, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston and concluded in Toronto on Monday, was met with praise from audiences and critics alike. Writing of the Siberian baritone’s Los Angeles Opera performance, Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times noted that the performance “was magnificent—a mesmerizing recital by a supremely elegant and charismatic singer.”
Of an earlier performance in St. Paul, Michael Anthony of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune had special acclaim for the Dmitri’s interpretation of two works by Liszt. “Hvorostovsky caressed their phrases with consummate delicacy and, as the evening wore on, made all these songs — so full of yearning and sadness—come alive and speak.”
For The Boston Globe, Jeremy Eichler proclaimed Hvorostovsky’s voice to be “supremely rich and generous in scale, and its qualities evenly distributed across his entire range. There is also an electricity pulsing behind its warmth. In the anguished apostrophe that opens Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nightingale,’ with a text by Pushkin, his tone sounded at once cultivated and primal. And Tchaikovsky’s ‘Frenzied Nights’ became a carefully paced and ultimately visceral disclosure of nocturnal torment.”
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