The Dmitry Hvorostovsky Festival

The Dmitry Hvorostovsky Festival will take place for the first time in Krasnoyarsk from 16 to 26 of October.

This autumn, the city of Dmitry Hvorostovsky will become the birthplace of a landmark event on an international scale, designed to pserve and support the unique cultural heritage left behind by an outstanding singer, whose talent has won the hearts of millions of people around the world. The main events of the Dmitry Hvorostovsky Festival will be held at the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theater and Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic. These scenes are in a special way connected with the singer's creative biography. His first and last performances took place in here. 

On October, 16, the birthday of Dmitry Hvorostovsky, the Festival will solemnly open with the performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem. 

On October, 17, one of the best tenors of our time, Juan Diego Flores (tenor, Peru / Austria) will psent his solo program in Krasnoyarsk.

Such famous performers as Angela Gheorghiu (soprano, Romania) and Sergey Leiferkus (baritone, Russia / the UK) on October, 26, Stephen Costello (tenor, the USA) and Mikhail Petrenko (bass, Russia) on October, 16, Julia Gertseva (mezzo-soprano, Russia / Switzerland) and Lev Vinokur (piano, Russia / Germany) on October, 16 and 22will participate in the festival.

On October, 16 and 19, the Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra will be held by its Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Vladimir Lande (Russia / the USA), and on October, 20 and 26 - by the specially invited conductor Eugene Cohn (the USA), who collaborated with Dmitry Hvorostovsky himself and other legendary performers, including Renata Tibaldi, Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Franco Corelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and many others.

On October, 19, the Festival will psent rarely performed opera masterpieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Miserly Knight and Aleko. The title parts will be performed by brilliant Sergei Leiferkus; the concert will also be performed by soloists of the Bolshoi Theater, the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Musical Theater.  and the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theater : Elena Guseva (soprano, Russia), Olga Basova (mezzo-soprano, Russia), Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor, Russia), Mikhail Pirogov (tenor, Russia), Maxim Pasteur (tenor, Russia), Andrey Baturkin (baritone, Russia), Mikhail Golovushkin (bass, Russia).

On October, 20, there will be more patricipants: the winners of the XVI Tchaikovsky International Competition Maria Motolygina (soprano, Russia) and Alexandros Stavrakakis (bass, Greece), winner of the IV Slovtsov  International Competition Mikhail Pirogov (tenor, Russia), Andrey Kimach (baritone, Ukraine), winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition (Great Britain), won in which 30 years ago, in 1989, Dmitry Hvorostovsky himself first received international recognition, becoming the "Singer of the World". The concert program will feature arias, duets and scenes from operas by J. Rossini, G. Donizetti, P.I. Tchaikovsky, J. Verdi, J. Bizet.

On October, 22, Yulia Gertseva and Lev Vinokur will psent a dedication concert, performing masterpieces of Russian chamber music. The concert program will include works from the repertoire of Dmitry Hvorostovsky: romances by P.I. Tchaikovsky and the poem for voice and piano by Georgy Sviridov to the poems by Sergei Yesenin "Cast of Russia".

On October, 23 and 25, a special guest of the Festival - the State Opera and Ballet Theater "Astana Opera" (Kazakhstan) will psent a production of the opera by P. I. Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, directed by Davide Livermore (Italy), and on October, 24 there will be Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 "The Emperor" by Ludwig Van Beethoven, soloist Lev Vinokur, and symphonic works by contemporary composers from the Republic of Kazakhstan.

On October, 26, the Festival will end with a festive concert by the world famous soprano Angela Gheorghiu; Sergey Leiferkus will be a special guest of the concert. The program will include opera scenes from the performances of Giuseppe Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra", Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" and other works that made Dmitry Hvorostovsky famous.

We sincerely believe that the Dmitry Hvorostovsky Festival, a bright and unique event dedicated to the memory of our great compatriot, will lay the foundation for a new tradition in the cultural life of our country and give impetus to the development of art in Russia.

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