A second burial for Dmitri Hvorostovsky

A second burial for Dmitri Hvorostovsky


norman lebrecht

August 26, 2018

The great Russian baritone, who died of brain cancer in November, left instructions that his ashes should be divided between Moscow and his home town, Krasnoyarsk.

The second capsule was laid to rest yesterday at the Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Arts. May his good soul rest in peace.



  • S says:

    There’s not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. He was my hero. There’s no other way to say it. He was a constant soundtrack in my life since 1989. Hardly a day went by without listening to him make music with that beautiful voice. I can’t imagine what those close to him are feeling at his loss. I think of them every day, too. How do you remain behind when such a bright light is extinguished, when such a magnetic force leaves the room for ever?

  • Sharon says:

    I understand that as a young man he hurdled a number of obstacles to become a success

  • Herbert von Solti says:

    I remember seeing his surprise appearance at the Met Lincoln Center Anniversiary Gala and thought that this was a sign that he would pull through. I was (and am) heartbroken. I am happy that his remains are in both his requested places.

  • Mario C says:

    I agree.Wish The Guardian’s obituary a few months ago was as balanced as your comments regarding one of the most important operatic voices of our era. The following new synthesis “In Memoriam” of Dmitri Hvorostovsky also pays tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG84qrx0oMg.

  • Koolnona says:

    I lost the comments I was writing. Big fan of Dima and is true about first comment the sun come out when he smile. Nobody smile like that so beautiful. RIP we never will forgotten and my thing now is for all his interviews and shows about him to have a translation in English pleeeeeease❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️