Dmitri Hvorostovsky cancels festival

Dmitri Hvorostovsky cancels festival


norman lebrecht

September 04, 2017

The Russian baritone who is receiving treatment for brain cancer has pulled out of the Georges Enesco Festival, ‘due to medical problems’, it was announced today in Bucharest.

Hvorostovsk’s recital will be taken over by Kristine Opolais, who is trying to learn a work by Enesco in the next two weeks.



  • Ungeheuer says:

    Sadly, the writing has been on the wall for a long time now. I pity his enablers, particularly his fierce female fans, all of them unwilling to face reality and the inevitable.

  • AKEA says:

    Praying that he either gets cured or that his transition is easy and painless.

  • Sue says:

    I note that he seems to have a broken arm. Insult added to injury? Thoughts are with Dmitri. Thank you for the music!

    • Zelda Macnamara says:

      He dislocated his shoulder in May after the concert in St Petersburg when he seems to have had a bad fall. This particular photo is from the concert in Krasnoyarsk a few weeks after that when, I must say, he looked very worn out and exhausted. The concert in Grafenegg was better but he was limping badly and couldn’t use his right arm. Whatever is going on, we need to be holding him and his family in our thoughts and prayers, if we pray.

  • CK Lau says:

    Get well and recover soon, Dmitri!

  • Florin says:

    Sad. It is a big bariton. Maybe in the fluture came to The next concert în Bucharest.