Dmitri Hvorostovsky


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dmitri Hvorostovsky – beloved operatic baritone, husband, father, son, and friend – at age 55. After a two and a half year battle with brain cancer, he died peacefully at 3:20am GMT on Wednesday, November 22 surrounded by his family at a hospice facility near their home in London, UK.  He is survived by his wife, Florence Hvorostovsky, and their two children, Maxim (14) and Nina (10); his twin children, Alexandra and Daniel (21), from a previous marriage; and his parents, Alexander and Lyudmila.

Having retired from the opera stage at the end of 2016 due to complications from the tumor, Hvorostovsky made his final public appearance in a “Dmitri and Friends” concert at Austria’s Grafenegg Festival in June; in September, he was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the IV degree, one of the highest non-military honors in his native Russia, for his great contribution to Russian art and culture.

–  from the singerś website


 MET Opera Tribute with video clips

 MET Opera Press Release

NY Times Obit


Moscow Ceremony of Last Respects Planned (Tass)

The Guardian Obit

The Times (UK) Obit

Washington Post Obit


Zachary Woolfe: Best of Hvorostovsky

Opera News

The New Yorker ‘Out of Siberia


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