Dmitri Hvorostovsky (16 October 1962 – 22 November 2017) dies at 55

Seen and Heard-International is saddened to have heard of the death – after a courageous fight against cancer – of the wonderful Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, at much-too-early age of 55.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017)

This announcement first appeared on his Facebook page: ‘On behalf of the Hvorostovsky family, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dmitri Hvorostovsky – beloved operatic baritone, husband, father, son and friend – at age 55. After a two-and-a-half-year battle with brain cancer, he died peacefully this morning, November 22, surrounded by family near his home in London, UK. May the warmth of his voice and his spirit always be with us’.

We cannot do better than the tribute on the Royal Opera House website which announced his death and that the first performance of the revival of Rigoletto on 14 December is dedicated to his memory. For more information CLICK HERE.

To all those who loved hearing him sing, his friends and family we send our condolences.

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