Deep Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky

By Alicia Zuckerman
Dmitri Hvorostovsky may be the opera worldís favorite baritone these days. Sixteen years after he was catapulted to stardom by winning the Cardiff prize at 26, the Siberian-born Londoner is now booked way into 2010. Heíll perform a recital of Russian art songs Wednesday at Lincoln Center and appear next week at Joseph Volpeís Metropolitan Opera farewell gala. In a chat with Alicia Zuckerman, he reflected on his image, his complex relationship with the motherland, and an onstage flash of anger that almost turned ugly.