Statement by the Vienna State Opera:
Dmitri Hvorostovsky is postponing scheduled recitals in Kaliningrad and Minsk over the coming week and canceling his Wiener Staatsoper recital on March 7 after being advised by his doctors to continue treatment for his brain tumour during this period.
The Wiener Staatsoper is currently looking for a replacement, which will be announced as soon as possible. In a statement, Dmitri Hvorostovsky said, “I had been greatly looking forward to these recitals, and it truly pains me to have to withdraw from them. However, right now I must follow doctor’s orders and focus on my recovery. I sincerely appreciate all of the love and support that has been shown to me by my family, friends, and fans.”
Hvorostovsky plans to return to performing in April with a concert in Toronto with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov and a recital in Dublin.