Russian Airport To Be Named in Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Honor

By David Salazar

The late baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will be among several artists who will have an airport named after them in Russia.

Per reports, the baritone’s name will be linked with a local Siberian airport in Krasnoyarsk.

The baritone, beloved by many, passed away on Nov. 22, 2017, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with brain cancer. He was highly lauded throughout his career, winning the Glinka Vocal Competition in 1987, the Toulouse Singing Competition in 1988, and then taking home the 1989 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition’s first prize.

He was honored repeatedly by his country, winning the Glinka State Prize in 1991 and then the People’s Artist of Russia honorary title in 1995.

He was also elected as one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people at one point.

Hvorostovsky performed all around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Teatro alla Scala, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, among many others.