On Sunday, March 18, the Royal Opera House presents a concert in memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, featuring many of his friends, the Royal Opera Chorus, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Music Director Antonio Pappano, members of the Royal Opera Music Staff and many teams from the Royal Opera House, including technical crew, stage management and wardrobe and make-up artists, all giving their services in kind. Askonas Holt, Dmitri’s agency, are providing logistical support, and one of Dmitri’s personal friends will compère the evening.
The concert honors Dmitri’s long history with the Royal Opera, which began in 1992, when he made his Royal Opera debut as Riccardo (I puritani). Throughout his career, Dmitri sang regularly with the Company, appearing nearly every Season from 2001 to 2015. Whether it was in the great Verdi baritone roles such as Rigoletto, Count di Luna (Il trovatore) or Giorgio Germont (La traviata), as the devout soldier Valentin (Faust) or as Tchaikovsky’s dashing Eugene Onegin (the role in which he made his final appearances with the Company in 2015) his performances never failed to delight his audiences and win him great critical acclaim.
Dmitri was much-loved by all in the Company for his glorious voice, big heart and generosity of spirit. The Royal Opera is honored to celebrate the legacy of a dear friend.
More information is available here.