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Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Baritone

Biography

Dmitri Hvorostovsky in action.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Faust, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2011

In the 2013/14 Season Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Giorgio Germont (La traviata) at the Royal Opera House. His many roles for The Royal Opera include Valentin (Faust), Rigoletto, Eugene Onegin and Count di Luna (Il trovatore).

Hvorostovsky was born in Siberia. He played in a rock band aged 14–16 and went on to study singing 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 Royal Opera, 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, ranging from Don Carlo (Ernani) to Iago (Otello)/

Hvorostosvky also appears regularly in concert with conductors including Abbado, Gergiev, Haitink, Levine, Maazel, Mehta and 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 recent recordings include two CDs of Russian songs, a DVD of Il trovatore and a DVD with Renée Fleming. In his spare time, Hvorostovsky is an avid collector of records and enjoys reading Russian novels.

Photos

Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Faust, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2011

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Giorgio Germont and Diana Damrau as Violetta Valery in La traviata, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Giorgio Germont and Diana Damrau as Violetta Valery in La traviata, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Giorgio Germont and Diana Damrau as Violetta Valery in La traviata, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Giorgio Germont in La traviata, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Giorgio Germont in La traviata, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Valentin and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2011

Dimitri Hvorostovsky as Valentin in Faust © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2011

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rigoletto in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2011

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rigoletto, Patrizia Ciofi as Gilda, Daniela Innamorati as Maddalena and Wookyung Kim as Duke of Mantua © Johan Persson/ROH 2011

Patrizia Ciofi as Gilda and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rigoletto in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2011

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rigoletto in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2011

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rigoletto in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2011

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rigoletto and Patrizia Ciofi as Gilda in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2011

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rigoletto in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2011

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin and Amanda Roocroft as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin © Clive Barda/ROH 2006

Rolando Villazón as Lensky and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin in Eugene Onegin © Clive Barda/ROH 2006