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Dmitri Hvorostovsky

  • Baritone

Biography

Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A celebrated recitalist in demand in every corner of the globe--from the Far East to the Middle East, from Australia to South America-- Hvorostovsky has appeared at such venues as Wigmore Hall, London; Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh; Carnegie Hall, New York; the Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Moscow; the Liceu, Barcelona; the Suntory Hall, Tokyo; and the Musikverein, Vienna. The singer regularly performs in concert with top orchestras like the New York Philharmonic and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and conductors, including James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Yuri Termikanov and Valery Gergiev.

Dmitri retains a strong musical and personal contact with Russia. He became the first opera singer to give a solo concert with orchestra and chorus on Red Square in Moscow; this concert was televised in over 25 countries. Dmitri has gone on to sing a number of prestigious concerts in Moscow as a part of his own special series, ‘Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Friends’. He has invited such celebrated artists as Renee Fleming, Sumi Jo and Sondra Radvonosky. In 2005 he gave an historic tour throughout the cities of Russia at the invitation of President Putin, singing to crowds of hundreds of thousands of people to commemorate the soldiers of the Second World War. Dmitri now tours the cities of Russia and Eastern Europe on an annual basis.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s extensive discography spans recitals and complete operas. He has also starred in Don Giovanni Unmasked, an award-winning film (by Rhombus Media) based on the Mozart opera, tackling the dual roles of Don Giovanni and Leporello.

Future events include Dmitri appearing at the MET, Covent Garden and Vienna opera houses.

Forthcoming releases include a DVD starring Dmitri alongside Renee Fleming in a film set in St Petersburg and two new solo CDs; Tchaikovsky Songs and Songs on texts by Pushkin.

Recently Dmitri has established a new collaboration with the Russian popular composer Igor Krutoi, with very successful concerts in Moscow, St Petersburg and Kiev.