Russia: Funeral held for Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Relatives, colleagues and fans gathered at Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery on Tuesday, to pay their last respects to legendary Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The opera singer passed away aged 55 in London on November 22 after a two-and-a-half year battle with brain cancer. Hvorostovsky’s body was cremated, and, according to his wishes, his ashes were divided in two parts. Half were buried... Еще at Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery and the second half in Krasnoyarsk, his home town. Born 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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