Dmitri Hvorostovsky

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Metropolitan Opera Announces 2018 Lineup Of Summer Encore Screenings
The Metropolitan Opera has announced its Live in HD Summer Encores series. The Met will rebroadcast four popular operas including Puccini’s "Madama Butterfly," starring Roberto Alagna and Kristine Opolais from 2016, followed by  Verdi’s "Il Trovatore" starring Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Dolora Zajick, and Yonghoon Lee from 2015. The series will then feature Tchaikovsky’s "Eugene Onegin" with Renée Fleming, Hvorostovsky, and Ramón Vargas from 2007 and will conclude with Puccini’s…
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New York Opera Fest 2018: New Amsterdam Opera Honors Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Rare Donizetti Opera
With the New York Opera Fest 2018 officially underway, OperaWire will be showcasing small previews for each major participant at the festival, as we did during last year’s event. However, we are doing things a bit differently this year and giving the floor directly to each company to speak to you, the reader, directly. Enjoy! One of the most hotly anticipated events of this year's Opera Fest is undeniably the…
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky To Be Honored At Zankel Hall
On April 22, Talents of the World will honor Dmitri Hvorostovsky for his extraordinary career in a recital at Zankel Hall. Talents of the World's colleagues and friends, who often performed with Hvorostovsky, will all unite for a special evening. Among the soloists who will perform include Nino Surguladze, a leading mezzo in the world, Veronica Dzhioeva, a soloist at the Bolshoi Theater, and  Raúl Melo, a Metropolitan Opera soloist. Other…
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The Royal Opera To Honor Dmitri Hvorostovky In Memorial Concert
The Royal Opera House has announced a memorial concert for Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The concert will see artists of The Royal Opera and friends celebrate the achievements of the great Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who died in November 2017. The Russian baritone was one of the most remarkable and beloved artists of our time and was well-known at the Royal Opera House since his debut in 1992 as Riccardo in "I…
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New Amsterdam Opera Announces ‘La Favorita’ Cast & Dedicates Performance To Dmitri Hvorostovsky
The New Amsterdam Opera has announced the cast of Donizetti's "La Favorita." The opera will star Catherine Martin as Leonora, Steven LaBrie as Alfonso XI, Peter Scott Drackley as Fernando, and Kevin Thompson as Baldassare. April Martin will sing Inez while Eamon Pereyra rounds out the cast as Don Gaspar. Artistic Director Keith Chambers will conduct the production which will mark the first production for which NAO will be using the orchestral materials…
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In Memoriam 2017: Remembering the Major Opera Singers That Passed This Year
For many, 2017 was a year to celebrate with many triumphs. It was also a tough year for arts institutions fighting sexual harassment scandals and numerous political issues. And it was also a year that saw many beloved artists and celebrities' lives come to an end. The opera world was particularly devastated by the loss of many major stars, some of them rather young. Dmitri Hvorostovsky One of the most beloved…
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Best of 2017: 11 Singers Who Made 2017 A Year To Remember!
It's that time of year. That time where we look just before we look forward. We look back to remember all the good times of the year so that we can take stock of what we hope for in the new one. Every year in the opera world has its share of rising and breakout stars as well as opera singers who solidify or take their careers in new directions.…
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Metropolitan Opera Lead Grammy Nominations
The nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards have been announced as of Nov. 28th, 2017. This year’s list of nominees are notable for the inclusion of two works by Austrian composer Alban Berg, as well as the strong presence in the lists from the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Also included in the nominees is Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, whose recent death has sent ripples through the opera world. Among…
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Family Calls For Donations To Cancer Research
After the death of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the baritone’s family has issued a statement. Per a message on the baritone’s social media, “The Hvorostovsky family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, we suggest that donations be made to Cancer Research UK: http://bit.ly/DHVCancerResearch. Hvorostovsky died on Nov. 22 of a brain tumor which he was diagnosed with in 2015.…
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5 Roles That Dmitri Hvorostovsky Made His Own
Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s passing is one of the unfortunate events of the modern opera world. A baritone gifted with an elegant sound and an ever-evolving musical maturity that made him so exciting and powerful to watch. He could dominate in French, Italian, or his native Russian, leaving us some of the finest interpretations of recent memory. As we look back on one of the great careers of the 20th and 21st century, here…