Dmitri Aleksandrovich Hvorostovsky PAR (Дмитрий Александрович Хворостовский, born 16 October 1962), is a leading baritone opera singer from Russia. Hvorostovsky was born in Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. He studied at the Krasnoyarsk School of Arts under Yekatherina Yofel and made his debut at Krasnoyarsk Opera House, in the role of Marullo in Rigoletto. He went on to win First Prize at both the Russian Glinka Competition in 1987 and the Toulouse Singing Competition in 1988. Hvorostovsky came to international prominence in 1989 when he won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, beating local favorite Bryn Terfel in the final round. His performance included Handel's "Ombra mai fu" and "Per me giunto...O Carlo ascolta" from Verdi's Don Carlo. His international concert recitals began immediately (London debut, 1989; New York 1990)...
Lyrics & English Translation
O come to the window, beloved; O come and dispel all my sorrow! If you refuse me some solace, before you dear eyes I will die. Your lips are sweeter than honey, your heart is sweetness itself: then be not cruel, my angel, I beg for one glance, my beloved!
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DON GIOVANNI Canta accompagnandosi col mandolino Deh, vieni alla finestra, o mio tesoro, Deh, vieni a consolar il pianto mio. Se neghi a me di dar qualche ristoro, Davanti agli occhi tuoi morir vogl'io! Tu ch'hai la bocca dolce più del miele, Tu che il zucchero porti in mezzo al core! Non esser, gioia mia, con me crudele! Lasciati almen veder, mio bell'amore!
English Libretto or Translation:
From out thy casement glancing, oh, smile upon me, With sighs of hapless love I sing this ditty. Thy bosom I would move, thou hast undone me, Oh, grant the pray'r of love, and shew some pity!
Than roses art thou fairer, than honey sweeter, Balmier 'tis when thou sighest than western breezes, Oh, come, my fair, descend, I entreat thee! Death shall my torments end, if death thee pleases.