The Glory of Russia

Renée Fleming & Dmtri Hvorostovsky

The Glory of Russia

A film by Brian Large & Bernhard Fleischer
In English/Subtitles not available

Soprano Renée Fleming & Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Constantine Orbelian - Conductor
State Hermitage Orchestra

Soprano Renée Fleming, America's Queen of Opera, takes the viewer on a journey to the palaces of the Czars of Russia with one of the great late baritones of the last century - Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

The two superstars perform operatic repertoire together and explore the most spectacular corners of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, born in the remarkable mind of Peter the Great.

Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky performed often in St. Petersburg, and on this occasion they sing operatic duets and arias by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Ambroise Thomas and Bellini, accompanied by Constantine Orbelian and the State Hermitage Orchestra. They lead us on a journey through the city and perform in the Golden Ballroom of Peterhof Palace, as well as the White Column Room and extraordinary baroque Theater of the Yusupov Palace where they perform romances by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky in the baroque gem, accompanied by the pianists Olga Kern and Ivary Ilya.

PROGRAM

G. Verdi: Duet from Act IV ‘Trovatore’
N. Rimski-Korsakow: Cortege of the Nobles from Mlada
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from 'Eugen Onegin'
G. Verdi: Duet from Act I ‘Simon Boccanegra’
P.I. Tchaikovsky: ‘At the Ball'
S. Rachmaninov: ‘In the Silence of the Night’,
N. Medtner: ‘The Winter Evening’
S. Rachmaninov: ‘Don’t Sing to Me Fair Maiden’, ‘Spring Waters’
P.I. Tschaikovsky: ‘Don Juan’s Serenade’, Polonaise from 'Eugen Onegin', Yeletzki’s Aria from ‘Pique Dame’, Natasha’s Aria from ‘War and Peace’