Dmitri Hvorostovsky at Koerner Hall

20110128_dmitri-hvorostovksy-2A packed out Koerner Hall just saw something half way between an art song recital and a revivalist meeting.  To say that Mr. Hvorostovsky has a fan club would be a gross understatement.  He was greeted by cheers, every song got prolonged applause (alas for those of us who prefer some continuity in a set), there were more flowers than at Princess Di’s funeral and about the only thing missing was that, mercifully, no underwear got thrown on stage.  Oh, and, despite the requests to the contrary, the whole show was “artfully” lit by the constant flashes from phone cameras.  He also sang some songs.  In fact it was a nicely chosen mixture of Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Tchaikovsky and Strauss.  Full details are here.

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