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Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Baritone

Biography

Dmitri Hvorostovsky in action.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin © Photograph by Bill Cooper, ROH 2015

Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky made his Royal Opera debut in 1992 as Riccardo (I Puritani). His many roles since for The Royal Opera have included Eugene Onegin, Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Francesco (I masnadieri), Giorgio Germont (La traviata), Silvio (Pagliacci), Rigoletto, Renato (Un ballo in maschera) and Valentin (Faust).

Hvorostovsky was born in Siberia and studied at the Krasnoyarsk School of Arts. He made his professional debut as Marullo (Rigoletto) at the Krasnoyarsk Opera House, and went on to win first prize at both the Russian Glinka Competition in 1987 and the Toulouse Singing Competition in 1988. He came to international prominence the following year as the winner of the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, and has since performed for the world’s major opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Paris Opéra and Lyric Opera of Chicago. In addition to the Russian repertory, he specializes in Verdi roles, in roles including Don Carlo (Ernani) and Iago (Otello).

Hvorostosvky also appears regularly in concert, and has worked with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta and Yuri Temirkanov and in recital with pianist Ivari Ilja. His work in his native Russia includes his own recital series and a collaboration with composer Igor Krutoi. His recordings include CDs of Russian songs, DVDs of Il trovatore and with Renée Fleming and the DVD Live from Red Square, Moscow with Anna Netrebko.

News and features

Cast amendment: Dmitri Hvorostovsky to withdraw from <em>Il trovatore</em>

Cast amendment: Dmitri Hvorostovsky to withdraw from Il trovatore

8 December 2016

Russian baritone has withdrawn from the role of Count di Luna, with a replacement to be announced in due course.

Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

1 March 2016

Nominees include Kasper Holten, Anna Netrebko and Ermonela Jaho.

Cast change: Artur Ruciński to sing in <em>Eugene Onegin</em> on 4 and 7 January 2016

Cast change: Artur Ruciński to sing in Eugene Onegin on 4 and 7 January 2016

19 November 2015

Polish baritone to replace Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role

Photos

Nicole Car as Tatyana and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

Nicole Car as Tatyana and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

Nicole Car as Tatyana and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Renato in Un ballo in maschera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Renato, Liudmyla Monastyrska as Amelia and Jihoon Kim as Tom in Un ballo in maschera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Renato in Un ballo in maschera, The Royal Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Faust, The Royal Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Valentin and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Giorgio Germont and Diana Damrau as Violetta Valery in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Giorgio Germont and Diana Damrau as Violetta Valery in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Giorgio Germont and Diana Damrau as Violetta Valery in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Rolando Villazón as Lensky and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin in Eugene Onegin

Dimitri Hvorostovsky as Valentin in Faust

Nicole Car as Tatyana and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin and Michael Fabiano as Lensky in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

Nicole Car as Tatyana and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

Oksana Volkova as Olga, Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin, Nicole Car as Tatyana in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

Dmitri Hvorostovsky in rehearsal for Un ballo in maschera, The Royal Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Giorgio Germont in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin and Amanda Roocroft as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin

Nicole Car as Tatyana in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Renato in Un ballo in maschera

Joseph Calleja as Riccardo and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Renato in Un ballo in maschera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Giorgio Germont in La traviata, The Royal Opera