Neither has ever sung in a staged opera in Moscow.
That’s about to change.
Anna Netrebko will open in Manon Lescat at the Bolshoi in October 16.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky will appear in Don Carlos in December.
The Bolshoi chief Vladimir Urin has said that other world-renowned Russian singers are planning to work with the company, a sure sign of its revival. Expec appearances from Hibla Gerzmava, Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Peretyatko and Ekaterina Gubanova.