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Russian Opera Singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies

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Russian Opera Singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies


22.11.2017

Alexander Veprev/wikimedia.orgRenounced Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died in London after the extended disease, TASS reports. Dmitri celebrated his 55th anniversary last year. Dmitri Hvorostovsky has suffered from the brain tumor since summer 2015. He had to cancel concerts and went through several courses of chemical therapy and even managed to return to the stage. At this, he had to cancel his participation in opera stagings. In particular, he did not perform at the Bolshoi Theatre, Vienna State Opera, however he found strength to go on a road tour around North America and lead War Songs concert programme in Moscow dedicated to the Victory Day.

After a long break, he came to the stage this spring. His performance took place in Toronto at the main stage of the Canadian Opera.

The opera star-to-be was born in Krasnoyarsk in 1962. His father was fond of music. He collected records of opera singers, played the piano and sang well, though he was not a professional musician.

Hvorostovsky started his music career in Krasnoyarsk. He graduated from the vocal department of the Institute of Arts and started to work in Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Victory at the international music contest made him famous all over the world at the end of eighties. The young singer with beautiful baritone was popular in Convent Garden, La Scala, Metropolitan Opera and Mariinsky Theatre. His repertoire consisted of the most famous operas. He performed at the best world stages. His admirers all over the world gave him standing applauses.

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