Opera singer Dmitry Hvorostovsky died at the age of 54 years, reports Komsomolskaya Pravda. At the time of this writing, the news is not confirmed by other sources. According to the manual, the singer died in his apartment in London.
Hvorostovsky has long struggled with a serious cancer. In 2015, Opera singer, many years living in London, announced his diagnosis of a brain tumor. Since then he has taken several courses of chemotherapy.
In early June, Hvorostovsky has appeared in Krasnoyarsk, coming on the scene with a supporting bandage. It was long-awaited for spectators the concert after many postponements due to illness of the singer. On the stage of the Philharmonic, he performed with the Symphony orchestra of Krasnoyarsk and sang arias from operas by Rubinstein, Verdi and Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.
The September concert in Moscow was canceled.
Hvorostovsky did not live a week before his 55th anniversary.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky was born in Krasnoyarsk. He graduated from the Krasnoyarsk pedagogical College named after A. M. Gorky and the Krasnoyarsk Institute of arts. In 1985-1990, he was a soloist of the Krasnoyarsk state Opera and ballet theatre.
After the victory in 1989 in the International competition of Opera singers in Cardiff received invitations to speak and work in the best Opera theatres of the world: Royal Opera house, Covent garden (London), La Scala (Milan), Metropolitan Opera (new York), Mariinsky theatre of St. Petersburg, the Moscow theatre “New Opera” and others. Since 1994 he lived in London.