Dmitry Hvorostovsky cancels recitals to resume cancer therapy

Dmitry Hvorostovsky cancels recitals to resume cancer therapy


norman lebrecht

February 25, 2017

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.


  • Natalia Romana says:

    Dmitri, You have the most glorious voice that I have ever heard. Please follow your doctor’s orders. I am praying for you!

  • Henryk says:

    Your health ahead of everything else!

  • Elizabeth McQuire says:

    Dimitri, I came 16,000 kms for your glorious recital in Toronto in 2016 and it was the musical experiece of my very long life. You give so much joy.
    Our hopes and prayers are with you.

  • Kristina Pax says:

    Dmitri Aleksandrovich, You are first on my mind in my every day’s waking hours. My voice, fervent prayers, daily meditations, joint millions around the globe. Everyone around me, that knows you, is sending pleas and asking heavens for your strength in going through grueling therapy times. These are difficult, trying times for you and your beautiful family. But you must believe in your strong immune system and your strong mind.YOU WILL PULL THROUGH ALL,TAXING TIMES. YOU WILL WIN THIS BATTLE!

  • David Borland says:

    We just saw you on YouTube singing Moscow Nights and were absolutely blown away by your voice and persona. We pray for
    your recovery and would love to see you in Toronto or ever possible in our hometown in the States of Pittsburgh. You are a wonder of this world. Two old folks who are enthralled by your stage presence and a voice that comes along once in our lifetime.
    Keep the faith, Dimitri.

    David and Charlotte Borland


  • Paulo says:

    Dear Dimitri, follow strictly your treatment please. We love and support you and your familiy. God bless you and give you health and strenth

  • Kristina Pax says:

    Dear Dmitri Aleksandrovich, In you, Mother Russia gave the world a great son. You bring the mankind to its knees in gratitude for the mastery of your performances, unparalleled to anything the public have ever heard or seen. The iconic works by world great composers of the bygone years are standing again in row of masterpieces because of your unique portrayal of their characters. To borrow from the modern language all these works by famous composers are hits again given that added shine by your statuesque performances throughout. Sending all my good energy your way. As well, uniting with your beautiful family in giving you my silent strength.

  • Carole Laffont says:

    Merci pour votre grand talent, votre voix merveilleuse et votre générosité. Je vous souhaite une guérison rapide. Que toute l’énergie envoyée par vos fans vous porte vers la lumière ! Avec mes amitiés sincères.

  • Karel Kapteijn says:

    Dear Dimitri,
    I only Just discovered your fanfastic voice and performances.
    Please put your health at the first place and than come back to us.
    Karel Kapteijn

  • Gila Berger says:

    Dear dmitri! I love seeing and hear you performing,like most of your audience and even a little bit more…perhaps.You give us the most exciting moments of opera with your voice,appearance and mellow character.A lot of “mazel” and a full recovery.Gila

  • Rome Stinson says:

    Dmitri, I know you are in heaven singing for God but I miss you so much, the they you went to heaven I cried and cried and stil cried when I think of you. I always going to miss you. Love you