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Russia: Renowned opera singer Dimitri Hvorostovsky dies aged 55 *ARCHIVE*02:12

Russia: Renowned opera singer Dimitri Hvorostovsky dies aged 55 *ARCHIVE*

Russian Federation, Various locations
November 22, 2017 at 10:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

The world famous opera singer Dimitri Hvorostovsky died at his family home in London on Wednesday, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

He has suffered with ill-health since 2015, when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Born in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk in 1962, Hvorostovsky first came to the attention of international audiences when he won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

The operatic baritone quickly gained international recognition, performing at nearly all major opera houses including the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Vienna State Opera and La Scala in Milan.

Russia: Renowned opera singer Dimitri Hvorostovsky dies aged 55 *ARCHIVE*02:12
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The world famous opera singer Dimitri Hvorostovsky died at his family home in London on Wednesday, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

He has suffered with ill-health since 2015, when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Born in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk in 1962, Hvorostovsky first came to the attention of international audiences when he won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

The operatic baritone quickly gained international recognition, performing at nearly all major opera houses including the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Vienna State Opera and La Scala in Milan.

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