Released Date: November 10, 2017
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)
Nadine Sierra (soprano)
Oksana Volkova (mezzo-soprano)
Francesco Demuro (tenor)
Andrea Mastroni (bass)
Constantine Orbelian (conductor)
Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Kaunas State Choir
2019 GRAMMY Awards Nominee – Best Opera Recording category
Giuseppe Verdi may have written his most glamorous and heroic roles for tenors, but he often assigned his more psychologically complex and conflicted character portrayals to baritones and Rigoletto is just such a role: perhaps the greatest baritone role ever written. It demands not only a magnificent voice, but also a supremely gifted actor who is able to convey a broad range of emotions, human qualities, and inner subtleties. Enter universally beloved and supreme Verdi baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky . The resplendent beauty and incomparable versatility of his voice is matched only by the depth of his interpretive soul.
In this Dmitri’s first-ever (and long-awaited) complete recording of Rigoletto he performs the title role magnificently, along with an all-star supporting cast. Choral-orchestral splendor comes courtesy of renowned maestro Constantine Orbelian, his Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, and the men of the Kaunas State Choir.