Podcast: An Interview with Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Heroes and Villains album coverA feature interview with the great Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky as he talks about his CD Heroes and Villains, about singing Verdi, and about working with Amelia Haygood, founder of the Delos CD label.

Album details…
Catalogue No.: DE3365



  • Nik says:

    A divine expression of the deep Russian soul . . . almost supernatural.

    Could you give a few examples of online retailers where I can find this CD in download format?

    Many thanks for the wonderful selection and greetings from Germany!

    • Hi Nik, Thanks for your comment, and for listening to the podcast. I am checking where you can download this album, and will post that info as soon as I have it. Thanks for your greetings from Germany. I lived there for a few years in the 1970's and 1980's in Detmold and Koln. At that point I was either studying music, or working in a couple of different orchestras.

  • Nik says:

    Great to hear from you, Raymond! Yes, it's a small world: I used to live near the Manulife Building in Toronto in the early 90s.

    Did you work as an instrumentalist in those European orchestras? It might be a good idea to post your bio somewhere on the site . . .

    Thank you so much for the wonderful series. Your presence and energy are just as wonderful as the music!

    • Hi Nik, Thanks for your email. The orchestras I played in were mostly in what was then West Germany (I moved back to Canada a year before the Berlin wall came down). I played for a short while in a small opera orchestra in Detmold, and spent a couple of years doing free-lance work in orchestras in the Cologne area. During that time, I also did some work with the Luxembourg Radio Television Orchestra, and the Belgian National Opera.

      I like your suggestion of including a bio on the blog site. I will see if we can get something posted soon.

      Thanks again for taking the time to listen, and to write.