Apart from the Muti thing, Dmitri speaks about his new plans:
Lately, he has been dabbling in pop music of the Andrea Bocelli variety, which is to say amplified, synthesizer-backed sentimental ballads. Such material might enlarge his fan base, but it could also sully a reputation he has spent decades cultivating.
The project, titled "Déjà Vu," starts in earnest in November, when he gives six concerts in Russia and Ukraine, singing material in Italian, French and Russian written especially for him by Igor Krutoy. He is scheduled to perform a similar program at New York's Radio City Music Hall in March. "It will be me with a huge symphony orchestra and choir," Mr. Hvorostovsky said. "There will also be computerized special effects, like Cirque du Soleil."