Eugene Onegin Eugene Onegin

Another classic Met Live in HD performance, starring Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Valery Gergiev.

on March 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Dark eyes Dark eyes

Born on this day in 1962 baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

on October 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson.

on December 01, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Final curtain Final curtain

“Trove Thursday” pays tribute to Dmitri Hrovostovsky with a broadcast of his final new role, Rubinstein’s The Demon. 

on November 22, 2017 at 8:15 AM
RIP Dmitri Hvorostovsky RIP Dmitri Hvorostovsky

The heartbreaking news of the death of Dmitri Hvorostovsky has been confirmed.

on November 22, 2017 at 3:22 AM
Dmitri Hvorostovsky is alive, his wife assures us Dmitri Hvorostovsky is alive, his wife assures us

Florence Hvorostovsky has just posted to her Facebook page that the Russian news site reporting her husband’s death is mistaken.

on October 10, 2017 at 6:57 PM
Again with the Mad Libs Again with the Mad Libs

La Cieca literally cannot even.

on September 04, 2017 at 11:32 AM
Hvorostovsky out of Met ‘Onegin’ Hvorostovsky out of Met ‘Onegin’

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming opera engagements, including this spring’s Met performances as the title character in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, due to illness.

on December 08, 2016 at 11:16 AM
Nakonets! Ruka zavershena yeshche raz! Nakonets! Ruka zavershena yeshche raz!

Now this is a piece of (imaginary) casting so obvious you have to wonder if it hasn’t already happened and we missed it.

on August 09, 2016 at 10:16 AM
Dark of the moon Dark of the moon

“Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming performances of Verdi’s Il Trovatore—February 3, 6, 9, and 13 matinee—due to his ongoing treatment for a brain tumor. Juan Jesús Rodríguez will sing di Luna in these performances, making his Met debut.” So says the Met press office.

on December 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM
Artist’s name spelled correctly Artist’s name spelled correctly

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Brain Tumor Gone and Cancer-Free, to Sing at Helikon Opera in November,” reads the headline.

on November 09, 2015 at 10:10 PM
Man of steel Man of steel

“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement.”

on September 30, 2015 at 2:38 PM
The gleam of his smile The gleam of his smile

A clearly moved Hvorostovsky basked in the moment and momentarily broke character to acknowledge the love.

on September 26, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Phases of the moon Phases of the moon

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from three performances of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the Met this season, on October 7, 10, and 17.

on September 02, 2015 at 12:31 PM
Three nights in Paris Three nights in Paris

“Oh to be young and going to Paris for the first time,” exclaimed an elderly gentleman who donned his best sweatervest for a concert at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival this past August.

on September 20, 2014 at 11:40 PM
“O, beware, my lord, of TRESemmé!” “O, beware, my lord, of TRESemmé!”

Luxuriantly maned divos Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Roberto Alagna rehearse Otello.

on June 24, 2014 at 3:36 PM
Evviva Las Vegas Evviva Las Vegas

Where else would you be this evening at 7:55, cher public, but in La Casa della Cieca whilst the season premiere of Rigoletto emanates from the Met?

on November 11, 2013 at 6:26 PM
O fatal “Don” O fatal “Don”

The Met’s performance of Don Carlo Friday night was a tragedy, but not for the reason Verdi intended.

on February 25, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Leather underground Leather underground

Putting in a little face time (and what faces!) at Charles Castronovo‘s cabaret at 54 Below last night were barihunk trifecta Erwin Schrott, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ildar Abdrazakov.

on December 07, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Our retrospection will now be all to the future Our retrospection will now be all to the future

La Cieca predicts you won’t be seeing any puritans at the Met next season, except of course for the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?”

on October 22, 2012 at 2:18 PM
Starless night Starless night

An understudy saved the show at the Met’s La Traviata Friday night, but no star was born.

on April 08, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Winners of the seventh annual F. Paul Driscoll Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence, or, as they are colloquially known, the Opera News Awards, have been announced. Accepting the coveted “Effies” on Sunday, April 29 at The Plaza in New York City will be sopranos Karita Mattila and Anja Silja, baritones Dmitri…

on August 02, 2011 at 10:18 AM