Berlin falls silent for Hvorostovsky

Berlin falls silent for Hvorostovsky


norman lebrecht

November 24, 2017

At the Berlin Philharmonie last night the singers Rolando Villazon and Ildar Abdrazakov came on stage just before 8pm to dedicate their performance in memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Ildar’s close friend.

A minute’s silence was observed before the concert began. The Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava has joined the two singers on a European tour.

Tonight at the Met, James Levine will dedicate a Verdi Requiem in Dima’s memory.

At the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the opening night of Rigoletto will be dedicated to his memory.


  • erich says:

    ….and Tony Pappano made a short but deeply moving statement in front of the curtain before Semiramide two nights ago.