Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg
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Watch the full program of Renée Fleming, and Russia’s greatest living baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, travels in St. Petersburg—the “Venice of the North”—and see them perform great opera scenes in the magnificent palaces of the Czars in the former capital of Imperial Russia.

Viewers are treated to exclusive access to the Hermitage, Catherine the Great’s theater at the Winter Palace, the spectacular golden fountains and Golden Ballroom of the lavish Peterhof Palace, and the White Column Ball Room of the splendid Yusupov Palace. Orbelian and the State Hermitage Orchestra accompany Fleming and Hvorostovky in stirring performances of selections from Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” and “Il Trovatore,” as well as Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” “Queen of Spades” and “The Oprichnik,” with additional selections by Rachmaninov and Medtner accompanied by pianists Olga Kern (Fleming) and Ivari Ilja (Hvorostovsky). Between performances, viewers accompany the two acclaimed singers for romantic boat trips through St. Petersburg’s extensive canal system, revealing the city’s many scenic wonders.

  • Tanja Winter

    Great!!!!!!! Please repeat.

  • Tom Biderman

    sadly, missed the ‘THE MUSICAL ODYSSEY IN ST. PERERSURG’. On wttw’s site is a link to watch full episode. It doen’t word. What can I do to watch full show. Will this program be coming back aqain?
    Thanks, Tom B

  • Glenda

    xtraordinary performances by all.

  • Petra

    I watched it yesterday night and just found out that it will be broadcast again tonight at 6 p.m. on WPBT (Florida), so if you are in this area, you have another chance. Enjoy !

  • Matthew Maginley

    This a personal and intimate view of St Petersburg though Ms. Fleming’s eyes and ears, a treasure to behold.

  • Carol

    To view this performance place the cursor on where the video will be shown. Then you’ll see the arrow which you will click once to start the video.

  • Jean Hammond

    Thank you OPB for letting me know that it was on the Internet!!!!!!

  • Jerry Wathen

    This was great! Please repeat this program. Where can I write for a DVD fot his program?

  • david ernst

    Dear Jerry,

    You can purchase the Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky DVD at For the direct link to the program DVD, please click here. We hope you stay tuned for more great opera programming like our Great Performances at the Met series, which begins in January 2011!

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