"He is sending aficionados the world over into a collective swoon." - VANITY FAIR

"He is sending aficionados the world over into a collective swoon." - VANITY FAIR
New Release: Rigoletto

New Release: Rigoletto


Discover Dmitri's latest album
Dmitri Hvorostovsky Sings of War, Peace, Love and Sorrow

Dmitri Hvorostovsky Sings of War, Peace, Love and Sorrow


Now available: Dmitri's latest album for Delos Music featuring selections from The Queen of Spades, War and Peace, Mazeppa, Iolanta, and The Demon.
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  • Verdi: Rigoletto wins BraVo Classical Album of the Year

    Russia’s BraVo International Professional Music Awards announced Dmitri Hvorostovsky‘s Verdi: Rigoletto recording as the 2018 Classical Album of the Year.

    Conducted by Dima’s long-time artistic collaborator, Constantine Orbellian, the album marked Dmitri’s first full recording of Verdi’s Rigoletto and final album. It also features Francesco Demuro (Duke of Mantua), Nadine Sierra (Gilda), Andrea Mastroni (Sparafucile), Oksana Volkova (Maddalena), the Kaunas State Choir, and the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra.

    Dmitri’s parents, Alexander Stepanovich and Lyudmila Petrovna, collected the award in his honor.

    Watch a clip of the award presentation via Ren.TV.

  • Royal Opera House Announces Concert in Memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky

    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.

  • A Message from the Friends and Family of 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.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Cancer Research UK: bit.ly/DHVCancerResearch.

    A memorial service will be held at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow on Monday, November 27 and streamed online at 11am local time at www.meloman.ru/online.