Saturday, May 04, 2019

Saturday Night Music

Dmitri  Hvorostovsky 16 October 1962 – 22 November 2017

On Sunday, May 7, Dmitri Hvorostovsky who after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015 had had a hiatus, performed “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” from Verdi’s Rigoletto before an adoring crowd, in Metropolitan Opera, New York.
It's so sad seeing him so weak. But his voice!

Video credit: Metropolitan Opera

And here the "same", performed but four years earlier, on 19 August 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sunday, January 06, 2019


Dmitri  Hvorostovsky 9 October 1962 – 22 November 2017

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Déjà-vu in 2019

Dmitri  Hvorostovsky 16 October 1962 – 22 November 2017

In 80 Words Around A Year

While perverse bastards felt fancy to call the war they started the year with "Operation Olive Branch"; while worldwide many people built walls around their heart; while there were natural, moral and ethical disasters galore, I was allowed to enjoy the best year of my life, so far, on this planet. And now I am looking forward what we shall make of 2019, the first months of which I am going to live and write in Spain. Happy New Year!