Dmitri Hvorostovsky Becomes Subject Of Fake News

(Credit: Pavel Antonov)

On Tuesday Oct. 10, Russian media outlets falsely reported the death of baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

After the state agency reported the news, numerous media outlets such as the BBC, Parterre, and Platea quickly went on to report on the death.

However, the baritone’s wife Florence Hvorostovsky quickly denied the news posting a statement on Facebook that said, “My husband is fine and sleeping happily next to me.”

Later Hvorostovsky’s official Facebook page said, “Contrary to several erroneous reports in the Russian media, Dmitri is alive and resting at home. He looks forward to his parents’ visit to London this weekend and celebrating his birthday.”

Other major singers such as Aida Garifullina, Hibla Gerzmava and Ildar Abdrazakov also took to Instagram to deny the rumors.

Hvorostovsky was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015 forcing him to cancel numerous high profile performances. He later announced he would retire from staged opera performances but would continue to perform in concerts. The baritone currently has a recording of “Rigoletto” slated for release in November.

 

 

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Francisco Salazar

FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla.

He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor’s in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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