Just to make up for my un-postingness in April, here’s another post for your delight; an audio and visual feast snatched from the Smart Bitches website.

I offer, for your pleasure: Dmitry Hvorostovsky, a Russian Baritone who is not your average opera-singer physique. Le Sigh.

Anyway, hear him sing Ombra mai fu a beautiful piece by Handel in which he shows off the dark, rich chocolateness of his voice.

Or, try Kak molody my byli for pensive Russian song moodiness.

Or, for those of you with slightly kinkier tastes, try a video of him in all his Romanticized gothick fantasy glory singing a French love song here.