It is with great sadness that we bring you news of the death of the Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky at the age of 55. Dmitri had fought a long battle with brain cancer before passing away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at a hospice facility near their home in London, UK.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky rose to fame after beating Bryn Terfel to win the Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 1989. He made his operatic debut in the same year and he went on to sing a range of roles in most of the great opera houses including the Met, the Royal Opera House and La Scala Milan. However it was the role of Eugene Onegin that he went on to make his own.
“His beautiful silken voice will always be heart- wrenchingly gorgeous.” – Sarah Connolly