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    Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies :(

    Just logged on to my computer this morning and I read that Dmitri died this morning.
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/a...vsky-dead.html


    You will be missed! What a beautiful voice.

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    This is very sad news! I cannot like the above post but do thank you for posting it. And I was just learning about Dmitri in the past couple of months.
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    This is truly heartbreaking news though not entirely unexpected. I feel so privileged having seen him as Onegin in December of 2015. May he rest in peace.
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    At age 55! It's very sad news. Condolences to his wife and four children.

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    Oh so very sad.

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    So very sad.

    I was lucky enough to see him twice. The first was in the McVicar Rigoletto at ROH in 2012 and I remember coming out of the theatre and feeling shell shocked. His portrayal was so searing and so intense, it's stayed in my mind ever since.

    The second time was Un ballo in maschera at ROH in January 2015 which was just before he was first diagnosed. It was a birthday treat and at the Stage Door the friend I was with told Joseph and Dmitri it was my birthday and I got a kiss. I was taken unawares so the pic isn't great but I'll treasure it for always.

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    Oh that is so so so sad and I am crying. He was an amazing singer and has been taken from us far too young, dammit, when he still has so much to sing. He has a young family as well which is even worse. Those poor kids (and of course his wife Florence).

    (That is a fabulous pic Annie BTW!)

    This is absolutely not his most famous role by far but here he is as a great demon in the underappreciated masterpiece by Rubinstein:



    If you want to watch the whole opera here it is:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Oh that is so so so sad and I am crying. He was an amazing singer and has been taken from us far too young, dammit, when he still has so much to sing. He has a young family as well which is even worse. Those poor kids (and of course his wife Florence).

    (That is a fabulous pic Annie BTW!)

    This is absolutely not his most famous role by far but here he is as a great demon in the underappreciated masterpiece by Rubinstein:



    If you want to watch the whole opera here it is:

    Thanks, I'll grab this before it disappears.
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    Very sad, I liked this singer very much; can't forget his phenomenal performance for the Met's older production of Eugene Onegin. R.I.P.
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    Same evening after Ballo. This is the friend who took the one with me and Dima and Joseph.

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    Two of my favourite things: Dima and pasta



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    So sad. But good that he had the chance to share his gift with so many people while he was with us.

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    I was visiting with my sister when she spotted the news story about his passing. Another great singer whom the world has lost far too soon.

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    Here can be seen one of his last appearances, at the Grafenegg Festival in Austria in summer 2017:

    http://klassikundopern.web.tv/video/...7__xlwghne64mi

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    Another video of Hvorostovsky's concert, from the Moscow Philharmonic's site

    http://www.meloman.ru/concert/dmitri...ushi-i-serdca/

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