MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS/. Russian baritone of world renown Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who just recently staged a miraculous come-back after a course of radiation therapy for brain tumor, has said that he feels "much better" now and is getting ready for a foreign tour that will take him to the United States and Canada, as follows from the singer’s own video available on his page in Facebook.
"I’m in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia… On the 17th of February my first concert is due in New York at Carnegie Hall. I’ll also be performing in Chicago and Toronto. I look forward to it. Please come and see me. Thank you again for your support. I can feel it. I feel much better. Thank you very much. See you very soon," Hvorostovsky says in the video.
Earlier, TASS quoted Metropolitan Opera’s press office as saying Hvorostovsky would be unable to participate in four earlier announced performances in New York due to a course of treatment. Originally, Il Trovatore featuring Hvorostovsky was scheduled for February 3, 6, 9 and 13.
Last June, Hvorostovsky canceled all scheduled performances and recitals in order to undergo brain tumor treatment. The singer’s official website said his voice was unaffected. At the end of September Hvorostovsky made a brilliant appearance as Count di Luna at Metropolitan Opera.
Hvorostovsky was born on October 16, 1962. He graduated from the Krasnoyarsk Teachers’ Training College and the Krasnoyarsk Institute of Arts. For a while he was a soloist at the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 1989, he emerged the winner at an international contest of opera singers in Cardiff to rise to world fame. Later he sang at Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Mariinsky Theater and other prestigious theaters around the world. He has more than 40 recorded disks to his credit. Hvorostovsky is a laureate of Russia’s state award for music.