Dmitri Hvorostovsky opts for cancer treatment in London

Dmitri Hvorostovsky opts for cancer treatment in London


norman lebrecht

June 28, 2015

Russian media, quoting family sources, report that the great baritone in undergoing treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, for a brain tumour that he announced last week.

He is still undergoing tests to determine the extent of the treatment. Dmitri has made his home in London with his wife, Florence, and two children.

The entire music world is praying for a positive outcome for one of its most well-liked and sought-after performers.



  • Michael Stoddart says:

    I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Hvorostovsky last year after his final performance in Traviata at the ROH.I told him I was recovering from cancer and how much that evening had delighted me and encouraged me to keep fighting.He seized me in a bear hug and said he was honoured that I’d travelled to see him.He is a gentleman of the first rank and I wish him a full recovery from his illness.

  • Olga says:

    Get well Dimitri! Thoughts and prayers of many opera and musik lovers are with you.
    You should overcome this, we all hope.

  • Noelle Castro says:

    Wishing Gaspodin Hvorostovsky well, may he have the necessary fortitude and medical advice to overcome this disease. . . . he is known for his generosity, humour and humanity; the whole music world is holding its breath for a speedy and complete recovery!

  • Galina says:

    Dima, you will overcome this disease! You have to… and you will! So many hearts love you and your beautiful voice… We all need you! Whole world is sending love and support to you and your family. Get well soon!!!

  • Linda Gruenberg says:

    I was lucky enough to hear Mr.Hvorostovsky perform three times in Los Angeles at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Each time was more thrilling than the last. At one recital,he was kind enough to greet his fans post-performance, and I was fortunate enough to meet him.I was recovering from a serious surgery, and getting to shake his hand and say hello was a healing moment. He was gracious, gorgeous and so very kind to all who came to meet him after the recital….and it was a long line! What a mensch he is!
    I am sure he will recover, as heaven watches over it’s own.We all are praying and in my heart there is a certitude he will recover. All positive healing thoughts to the beautiful and brilliant Dmitri! Sincerely, Linda Gruenberg,Malibu,California

  • Sibu says:

    I wish you to recover quickly and entirely and pray God to give you all you need to do so.

  • Gill Fenner says:

    A magnificent and heroic performance in Il Trovatore from the Met this evening. one of the greatest baritones ever. Wishing him a full and speedy recovery. He is an inspiration to everyone and gives tremendous pleasure with his magnificent voice and astounding stage presence.

  • Norene Charnofsky says:

    Our entire audience attending the Live in HD Met Performance of Il Trovatore on Oct. 3, 3,000 miles away, was applauding for Dmitri’s courage and his brilliant performance. If good wishes from legions of devoted fans can help, Dmitri will be healed!!!!!

  • MARY says:

    Bravo Dmitri…corragio!

  • Winthrop Buswell says:

    Hello Dmitri,

    I hope you do not mind the first name introduction. You are the greatest. Oh how I wish I could meet you and sing for you. I am a very young 79 year old guy, but what is more important than anything else is for you to get better. I am going to Ukraine January 1st, but with you in London and with the slight setback you are experiencing, meeting you ths time around is not possible. Again my prayers and bestt wishes for you and your family. Blessings, Winthrop Hewitt Buswell (Buzz)