The Russian baritone was born 50 years ago today in Krasnoyarsk Siberia. To mark the occasion here are some pictures of the singer taken by Robert Cahen. Here’s the baritone aria from Gounod’s Faust to complement the photos. Hvorostovsky – Avant de quitter ces lieux
Until I heard Hvor sing them, I never cared for ‘Songs and Dances of Death.’ Even more than the incredible voice and elegant phrasing is the intense communication of various sentiments and emotion.