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Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital

World-renowned Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, accompanied by Estonian pianist, Ivari Ilja, concluded his 3-stop, North American Tour last night in Chicago at Lyric Opera. Hvorostovsky, who is currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, sang a program filled with 20 songs by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss, with the addition of 3 encores, reminded the audience why he’s considered to be one of the most talented and most sought-after individuals in opera today. 163 more words

Half a decent Onegin

Is Onegin right in one of his early remarks to Lensky that, really, he ought to have gone after Tatyana? In Kasper Holten’s production of this opera (I saw the revival on 22nd December), Olga is patently more interested in Onegin than in Lensky and the latter seems to have some sort of sympathy with Tatyana. 697 more words

Performances I've Seen

Musical Porn

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Unresolvable conflict of love and revenge. Il Trovatore, The Metropolitan Opera, September 29th, 2015 and October 3rd, 2015

It seems like there is certain pattern in writing up reviews and impressions from the performances I have immensely enjoyed – it is much harder and time consuming rather than many good and some average performances required. 1,132 more words


Il Trovatore

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The Met has assembled an all-star cast for its revival of David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” The dashing, charismatic tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the soulful Manrico. 40 more words


Amarilli mia bella - A Comparison

When I like a piece of music I often go and look for different version of it. I LOVE comparing them and deciding which one I like best. 63 more words