Thursday, September 9, 2010

I was looking for something to watch on TV the other night--I don't even recall which night it was--when I tuned-in to PBS, which was carrying a performance that included Dmitri Hvorostovsky, a Russian baritone. The music was wonderful and the view, even better.

There he was, silver hair and all, looking very heroic. I'd love to post a picture, but it defies my limited abilites to capture it and post it here--I've been trying. So I'll just give you the link to his website.

Pop over and give the photos a look. You'll see costumes, certainly, but on the third page of photos, you'll be able to see why I say--he's Giles in 20 years. Giles is the hero of my second book.

Check out the video, too. It's not for the faint-hearted, but it's worth it. Spectacular voice.

W magazine once called this (now) 40-something Siberian native "opera's reigning--and perhaps its one and only--hunk."

Take a look and you'll see why.



  1. Hi Barb!
    Giles, hmmmm? Because when you said silver hair my mind went immediately to your description of Steven, from your WIP.
    Anyway, good post! We always want eye candy here on the Angel blog :)

  2. I clicked on the link but it wouldn't bring me anything. Bummer! I'll have to try again tomorrow when I've got more time. I love a good voice too. I have a lot of friends who are musical theatre actresses/actors and I love it when someone's voice resonates within me.

    When I think of a sexy guy with silver hair, I think of James Brolin, at least I think that's who I'm thinking of. Barbara Streisand's husband?

    Great post Barb! I'll have to check out the silver haired hottie tomorrow!

  3. Wonderful post, Barb! I also love a deep baritone voice and the hair is to die for. Why is it men are sexy with silver/gray hair and us women just look old...UGH! Anyway, that's another blog.

    Yes, music provides so much inspiration regardless of the style of it. Thank you for sharing him with us, Barb. We always appreciate a beautiful male around here.


    Kellie (JD)

  4. Worth the wait Barb! If you've got someone in your manuscript inspired by what this guy looked like 20 years ago...hmmmm...I may want to check that out one of these days. Love, love, LOVE his voice.

    Kellie, my mom's hair is totally white and gorgeous. It's the transition years that suck for women. That's why I color, and will continue to until I'm totally white.

    Great post!
    Suffering with a cold in Kinder :(
    Lori (Cajunflair)

  5. Lori,

    Thank you for pointing that out to me. That is so true. It's kinda like going through puberty; it's very awkward but at the end it's so worth it. BTW, I started graying when I was twenty so I totally get the coloring hair thing. I don't want to look older than I actually am so I'm waiting until I'll be totally white as well. Thank goodness for my hair beautician, she's a miracle worker. :)

    Sorry you're not feeling well. I hope you get better soon.

    Kellie (JD)

  6. Oh, yeah. I love men who sing. LOVE them. I dated a tenor in sixth grade, a Bass2 in seventh, and since then, it's been a thing for me. Thank you, Barb, for sharing this little piece of fantasy. I shall dream happily tonight.

    XO, C

  7. What a great voice! And that hair...amazing! I can see why he is an inspiration, so much character on that face of his!