(Born 16 October 1962)
Dimitri Hvorostovsky, is a leading baritone opera singer from Russia.
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 has gone on to establish a stellar international career singing in both opera and on the concert stage.
Here, Dimitri Hvorostovsky is pictured as Valentine, in Gounod's Faust.