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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Dies at 55

November 22, 2017 | Associated Press
MOSCOW--Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his velvety voice, dashing looks, and shock of flowing white hair, died Wednesday at a hospice near his home in London, several years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was … » Read

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Statement from La Scala

November 22, 2017
Born in Krasnoyarsk in 1962, Hvorostovsky was one of the most esteemed voices and one of the most charismatic interpreters of the last decades in a repertoire ranging from Verdi to Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. At La Scala he debuted in 1992 with a … » Read

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Met Dedicates Verdi Requiem to Hvorostovsky's Memory

November 22, 2017 |
The Metropolitan Opera has announced that its upcoming performances of Verdi’s Requiem , beginning November 24 and conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine, will be dedicated to Hvorostovsky’s memory. The company’s … » Read


Swedish Radio Choir Excels in the Ethereal

November 22, 2017 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
NEW YORK--Choral repertoire doesn't get more exotic—or challenging—than what the Swedish Radio Choir brought to the Church of St. Mary the Virgin on November 14 under its Chief Conductor Peter Dijkstra. One of the final events of … » Read

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Garrick Ohlsson Joins San Francisco Conservatory Faculty

November 22, 2017 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Garrick Ohlsson has joined the piano faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, which awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2016. Ohlsson, who is based in San Francisco, will take a limited number of graduate students in his studio, as … » Read

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Gheorghiu Calls Marrying Alagna 'My One Regret in Life'

November 22, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In a revealing interview with The [London] Times , Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu waxes philosophical about her shattered marriage to tenor Roberto Alagna, her new love with a man 22 years her junior, and her career as one of the opera … » Read

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