Beloved baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky passed away a year ago today. For us at Delos, this day is filled with both sadness for his loss and gratitude for our wonderful 20-year friendship with “Dima,” as he was known to his friends and colleagues. We are all grateful for his priceless contributions to the world of great music.
The resplendent beauty and supreme versatility of Dmitri’s voice was matched only by his depth of interpretive soul. He had the uncanny ability to realize a broad range of even the most subtle of psychological complexities and emotions, and to project them in such a way as to burrow straight into any audience’s collective psyche and leave them spellbound.
We at Delos treasure our 20 wonderful CDs and DVDs of Dima’s magnificent work, which will assure his earthly immortality through the ages. It is our extraordinary privilege to be the primary custodians of such a rich recorded legacy.
There are few better reasons for Delos and lovers of great music everywhere to give thanks today for the infinite enrichment he brought—and continues to bring—to our lives.
Rest in peace, Dima—we will never forget you.