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Dimitri Hvorostovsky

Dimitri Hvorostovsky

(Born 16 October 1962 -Died 22 November 2017)

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Dimitri Hvorostovsky, was a leading baritone opera singer from Russia.

He was considered the greatest living baritone during the first twenty years of the 21st Century.

Born in Siberia, he sang in a heavy metal band before making his name in opera as the winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in 1989.

He came to international prominence in 1989 when he won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, beating Bryn Terfel (the local favourite) in the final round.

Since then he went on to establish a stellar international career singing in both opera and on the concert stage. Hvorostovsky, described by Elle magazine as the "Elvis of opera", became especially renowned for his portrayal of the title character in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.

He was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2014 but went on performing, last performing 3 performances with Anna Netrebko in Il Trovatore at the Met in 2016.

Here, Dimitri Hvorostovsky is pictured as Valentine, in Gounod's Faust.

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