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Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Russian baritone Dmitri Aleksandrovich Hvorostovsky was born on 16 October 1962 at Krasnoyarsk in Siberia, where he studied with Yekaterina Yofel at the Krasnoyarsk School of Arts and made his debut performance at the Krasnoyarsk Opera House as Marullo in Rigoletto.

He won a series of competitions: the Russian Glinka Competition (1987), the Toulouse Singing Competition (1988) and the Cardiff Singer of the World competition (1989), launching an international career during which he sang at almost every major opera house. Later he specialised in singing Verdi on stage.

Following a battle with brain cancer, Dmitri Hvorostovsky died in London UK on 22 November 2017, aged fifty-five, leaving a number of CD and video recordings.

A selection of M&V articles about Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Ensemble. Authentic Performance - Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin' in HD from New York Metropolitan Opera, enjoyed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Close to Perfection - 'Il Trovatore' live in HD from New York Metropolitan Opera, enjoyed by Maria Nockin

Ask Alice - Restricted view recommended for Verdi's 'Un ballo in maschera' at Covent Garden, by classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

Ensemble. Different Styles - Antonio Pappano's 'Un Ballo in Maschera' impresses Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. Relatively Coarse - Verdi's 'La traviata' from New York Metropolitan Opera in HD, reviewed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Very Credible - Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' from New York Metropolitan Opera in HD, reviewed by Maria Nockin

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