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Berlin falls silent for Hvorostovsky

November 24, 2017 by norman lebrecht

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At the Berlin Philharmonie last night the singers Rolando Villazon and Ildar Abdrazakov came on stage just before 8pm to dedicate their performance in memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Ildar’s close friend.

A minute’s silence was observed before the concert began. The Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava has joined the two singers on a European tour.

Tonight at the Met, James Levine will dedicate a Verdi Requiem in Dima’s memory.

At the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the opening night of Rigoletto will be dedicated to his memory.


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  1. erich says:

    ….and Tony Pappano made a short but deeply moving statement in front of the curtain before Semiramide two nights ago.


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