Vladimir Sivakov, the Management and musicians of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia express their profound condolences to the family and the loved ones of Dmitry Hvorostovsky on the untimely demise of the great Russian artist, as well as to all admirers of his outstanding talent. Vladimir Spivakov has decided to dedicate the tomorrow concert of his Festival to the memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky as a tribute to their friendship and collaboration of long consistency.
Vladimir Spivakov: "The passing away of such a great personality as Dmitry Hvorostovsky is a huge loss both for the Russian and the world's opera art. This man loved Russia and did everything to make its image sublime. We had been friends of many years and performed together a lot in Russia and abroad. His demise has afflicted with pain the hearts of millions, and the memory of him will last for many years. Tomorrow we shall give an opera concert to his hommage with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia".
The program of the concert with the participation of Hibla Gerzmava and Alexey Tatarintsev has been changed. The first Part will feature scenes from operas by Bellini and Donizetti, whereas the second Part will include fragments from operas by Verdi and Puccini (See specifics below).
November 23, 2017 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Centre
IX Moscow Festival "Vladimir Spivakov Invites..."
Soloists: Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Alexey Tatarintsev (tenor)
Conductor - Vladimir Spivakov
Donizetti. Marcello's Romanza from the opera “Il duca d”Alba”
Donizetti. Riccardo and Anna Bolena's Duet from Act II of the opera “Anna Bolena”
Bellini. Overture to the opera “Norma”
Donizetti. The scene of Anna's delirium from Act IV of the opera “Anna Bolena”
Verdi. Desdemona's Scene, Aria and Prayer from Act IV of the opera “Otello”
Verdi. Overture to the opera “I vespri siciliani”
Verdi. Elisabetta's Aria from Act IV of the opera “Don Carlo”
Puccini. Intermezzo from the opera “Manon Lescaut”
Puccini. Rodolfo's Aria from the opera “La bohème”
Puccini. Mimi's Aria from Act I of the opera “La bohème”
Puccini. Rodolfo and Mimi's Duet from Act I of the opera “La bohème”