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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Memorial Concert

Artists of The Royal Opera and friends celebrate the achievements of the great Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who died in November 2017

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Dmitri Hvorostovsky Memorial Concert. It was last on stage 18 March 2018 as part of the Spring 2017/18 season.


The Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962–2017) was one of the most remarkable and beloved artists of our time. From 1992, when he made his Royal Opera debut as Riccardo (I puritani) he sang regularly with the Company, appearing nearly every Season from 2001 to 2015. Whether it was in the great Verdi baritone roles such as Rigoletto, Count di Luna (Il trovatore) or Giorgio Germont (La traviata), as the devout soldier Valentin (Faust) or as Tchaikovsky’s dashing Eugene Onegin (the role in which he made his final appearances with the Company in 2015) his performances never failed to delight his audiences and win him great critical acclaim. He was also known throughout the Royal Opera House for his kindness to his colleagues and to all working back stage. He considered The Royal Opera his home company, and was much-loved for his glorious voice, big heart and generosity of spirit.

On Sunday 18 March The Royal Opera presents a concert in memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, featuring many of his friends, the Royal Opera Chorus, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Music Director Antonio Pappano, members of the Royal Opera Music Staff and many teams from the Royal Opera House, including technical crew, stage management and wardrobe and make-up artists, all giving their services in kind. Askonas Holt, Dmitri’s agency, are providing logistical support and one of Dmitri’s personal friends will compère the evening – a very personal and special occasion to honour a dear friend.