Dmitri Hvorostovsky resumes cancer treatment

Dmitri Hvorostovsky resumes cancer treatment


norman lebrecht

December 19, 2015

The great Russian baritone will appear in four performances of Eugene Onegin at Covent Garden before resuming treatment for brain cancer in London, where he lives.

An ROH spokesman told a Russian website:

Хворостовский, которому диагностировали опухоль мозга, выступит в главной роли в первых четырех представлениях “Евгения Онегина” (19,22, 30 декабря и 2 января), а затем 3 января возобновит в Лондоне лечение”.

The Polish baritone Artur Ruciński will replace him in two subsequent performances.

hvorostovsky putin

We wish Dmitry a swift, successful outcome.



  • Brian Rosen says:

    The non translation of the Russian was really helpful Norm!

    • Eric Koenig says:

      “Hvorotovsky, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, will perform the title role in the first four performances of ‘Eugene Onegin’ (19, 22 and 30 of December and 2 of January), and then resume treatment in London.”

      Норман, не каждый читает русской кириллицы, что хорошо!

      • Sara says:

        Still left untranslated ” where he lives” – it means that the Dmitrij ‘s cancer treatment will be undertaken in London – where he lives after mentioned dates of his 4 performances at Covent Garden in “E.Oniegin” by Tchaikovsky.
        We wish him all the best luck and coming back to the operatic scene – very soon!

  • Aleksandra says:

    It’s Artur Ruciński, not “Ruchinski”

  • Gabriela Harvey says:

    The Polish baritone Artur Ruchinski* will replace him in two subsequent performances. – See more at:

    *Artur Ruciński

  • ΛΙΖΑ ΝΤΟΝ says: