Internationally acclaimed Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky was born and studied in
Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. In 1989, he won the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
Competition. From the start, audiences were bowled over by his cultivated voice, innate
sense of musical line, and natural legato. After his Western operatic debut at the Opéra de
Nice in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades, his career exploded, resulting in
regular engagements at the world's major opera houses and appearances at renowned
international festivals, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Metropolitan
Opera; Opéra national de Paris; Bavarian State Opera; Salzburg Festival; Teatro alla Scala;
Vienna State Opera; and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
A celebrated recitalist in demand in every corner of the globe-from the Far East to the
Middle East, from Australia to South America-Mr. Hvorostovsky has appeared at such venues
as Wigmore Hall, London; Queen's Hall, Edinburgh; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; Tchaikovsky
Conservatory, Moscow; Liceu, Barcelona; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; and the Musikverein, Vienna.
He performs in concert with top orchestras like the New York and Rotterdam philharmonics,
with leading conductors who include Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, James
Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, and Yuri Temirkanov.
Mr. Hvorostovsky retains a strong musical and personal contact with Russia. He became the
first opera singer to give a solo concert with orchestra and chorus in Moscow's Red Square;
this concert was televised in more than 25 countries. He has gone on to sing a number of
prestigious concerts in Moscow as a part of his own special series, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
and Friends, and invited such celebrated artists as Renée Fleming, Barbara Frittoli,
Sumi Jo, Sondra Radvanovsky, Jonas Kaufmann, Marcello Giordani, and Ildar Abdrazakov. In
2005, he gave a historic tour throughout the cities of Russia at the invitation of
President Putin, singing to crowds of hundreds of thousands of people to commemorate the
soldiers of the Second World War. In 2015, he once again gave a tour of Russia to mark the
70th anniversary of World War II, starting with a free concert at VDNKh in Moscow.
Mr. Hvorostovsky's extensive discography spans recitals and complete operas. He has also
starred in Don Giovanni Unmasked, an award-winning film released by Rhombus Media
based on the Mozart opera in which he tackles the dual roles of Don Giovanni and Leporello.
Recent critically acclaimed recordings include Wait for Me (Russian war songs with
orchestra conducted by Constantine Orbelian); and Verdi: Simon Boccanegra with
Barbara Frittoli, Ildar Abdrazakov, Stefano Secco, and Constantine Orbelian.
Mr. Hvorostovsky has collaborated with popular Russian composer Igor Krutoy, with very
successful concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, and New York.
The 2015-2016 season includes appearances at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House,
and Vienna State Opera, as well as concert and recital tours of Europe and North