"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
Next: Un ballo in maschera at Covent Garden

Next: Un ballo in maschera at Covent Garden


Known for a “long, tense, slow-burn” account of the role (Classical Review), Dmitri Hvorostovsky brings his signature Renato to the Royal Opera House’s Un ballo in maschera December 18 through January 17.
Further acclaim for “The Bells of Dawn”

Further acclaim for “The Bells of Dawn”


Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s latest album, The Bells of Dawn, continues to earn critical accolades following its release in September.
Wigmore Hall Recital November 23

Wigmore Hall Recital November 23


Dmitri Hvorostovsky returns to Wigmore Hall this month for a recital with Ivari Ilja this Sunday.

Critical Acclaim

  • “His smouldering manner (in “Nozze di Figaro”) gives off a sexual heat that burns up every female on stage. Women in the audience are advised against sitting in the front row in case they get their ears singed. Once into the drama, he reveals a latent viciousness that is quite frightening. And he sings the music magnificently. Hvorostovsky is — in a word — the best Count I have ever seen.”

    - Financial Times

  • “Mr. Hvorostovsky sang with urgency and haunting pathos, his admirable range of expressive and dynamic shadings aptly mirrored by Ivari Ilja, an exemplary accompanist.”

    - New York Times

  • “He had confidence, daring, exceptional technique and a caramel-colored voice that, if it were possible for a voice to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, his could and did.”

    - Washington Post

  • “The world’s greatest baritone, Hvorostovsky, is sexy. In opera he’s a dashing Don Juan or a roguish man about town like Figaro. At concerts, women are riveted by his Russian good looks, and his sensuous singing can make susceptible audience members swoon.”

    - Miami Herald

  • “Dmitri Hvorostovsky could have sung C-major scales all night during his recital and the audience would have been in raptures. The Russian baritone actually worked within a narrow range – the recital went from superb to stupendous.”

    - The Plain Dealer

  • “Siberian-born Dmitri Hvorostovsky is, without a doubt, a heartthrob of the opera world … he was more than good in his solo recital debut at Orchestra Hall Sunday afternoon. His performance was one of the best concerts of the season … it was a performance whose emotional intensity and technical mastery will linger long in the memory.”

    - Chicago Sun Times

  • “The sheer beauty of Hvorostovsky’s voice approaches legendary status.”

    - San Francisco Examiner

  • “How would Hvorostovsky fare with ebullient comedy (“Barber of Seville”)? The answer is magnificently … his sardonic glare is as seductive as most baritones’ grins, and when he does break into a smile the effect is electrifying. Put that together with a gorgeously dark, burnished tone and a voice that moves freely and without strain through a broad range, and the result was an exquisite debut.”

    - San Francisco Chronicle

  • “He sang a Mahler cycle in a way that suggested they are a deep part of his musical being. Hvorostovsky’s voice has operatic power and heroic timbre.”

    - Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Dmitri Hvorostovsky came to North Texas and brought with him a magnificent house gift … It turned out to be one of the great song cycles of the 20th century… For the first time in memory, the long ovation was partly Russian style, with rhythmic hand-clapping led by Van Cliburn himself.”

    - The Dallas Morning News

  • “Don Giovanni Unmasked. Amid all this, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is mesmerizing as he tackles the dual roles of the title’s lecherous masked nobleman and his disapproving servant, Leporello, giving each part a distinct voice and personality.”

    - TV Guide