Mr. Hvorostovsky, born in Siberia, is beloved by opera fans around the world. Have you ever heard a voice like this? And the songs – they perfectly capture Russia in all of its brutality and tenderness. Enjoy.
Note the Russian Army Chorus behind this fabulous baritone. Also, listen and look for the balalaikas. Also an accordion. So emotional. This is what Putin, the chess player and head of Russia, has tamed.