Internationally acclaimed Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky won the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 1989. From the start, audiences were bowled over by his cultivated voice, innate sense of musical line and natural legato. After his Western operatic debut at the Nice Opera in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, his career exploded to take in regular engagements at the world’s major opera houses and appearances at renowned international festivals.
“He stands among the era's great singers thanks to his combination of rich tone, sonic power, thoughtful characterization and physical appeal.” —Wall Street Journal
“…the audience sprang to its feet in loud whoops of exultation after almost every vocal selection.” —Chicago Tribune