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2011-08-04 14:42:00

Marcelo Alvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky reprise their performances in David McVicar's lauded production NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Verdi's Il Trovatore, starring four of the world's most celebrated interpreters of the leading roles and conducted by Marco Armiliato, will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 28 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will premiere the production...

2008-09-07 21:00:13

By Cheryl North The ladies in their jewel-toned gowns gleaned the oh's and ah's before the curtain rose at War Memorial Opera House Friday night, but it was the men on stage who raked in the raves once the music started. While San Francisco Opera's Gala opening night choice -- Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra"-- is a lesser-known work, the production's powerful singing and polished acting brought a steady stream of artful pleasures. Love and conflict, the usual themes of grand opera, are...

2008-09-07 21:00:13

By Cheryl North The ladies in their jewel-toned gowns gleaned the oh's and ah's before the curtain rose at War Memorial Opera House Friday night, but it was the men on stage who raked in the raves once the music started. While San Francisco Opera's Gala opening night choice -- Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra"-- is a lesser-known work, the production's powerful singing and polished acting brought a steady stream of artful pleasures. Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky's characterization of...

2008-08-29 06:00:39

By Cheryl North Seated in the single chair in front of the security man's cubicle in the lonely lobby of the Zellerbach rehearsal area in Davies Symphony Hall, I had almost given up the possibility of an interview with grand opera's gold medal-level baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Communication problems and hours of phone tag had stretched the time for our prospective interview from 2:30 p.m. on into the early evening. The great singer is in town with his beautiful Italian-born wife,...


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