Battling tumour, Dmitri Hvorostovsky gives private recitalmain
The Russian baritone, who has cancelled all summer appearances while he receives treatment in London for a brain tumour, turned up last night (Sunday) at the Russian ambassador’s residence to give a recital.
A Russian music site reports that he told the guests that, in 20 years of living in London, he had never been to the embassy and he wanted to repair the omission. ‘I don’t want to tell you about the details and difficulties of my treatment,’ he added, ‘but I wanted to be together with all of you, because I really missed you.’
He went on to sing arias by Borodin, Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.