24. June 2015 · Comments Off on Dmitri Hvorostovsky · Categories: News, Opera

Oh my …

News regarding Dmitri’s summer engagements
It is with great regret that Dmitri must cancel all performances from now until the end of August. He has recently been suffering from serious health issues, and a brain tumor has just been diagnosed. Although his voice and vocal condition are normal, his sense of balance has been severely affected. Dmitri will begin treatment this week and remains very optimistic for the future.

I read it here.

My best wishes for good treatment and recovery to Mr. Hvorostovsky.

24. June 2015 · Comments Off on Tchaikovsky Competition · Categories: LiveStream

You can watch the Tchaikovsky Competition online, and it’s streaming live at certain times of day. Since it’s in Russia you can watch much of it in the morning here. Piano, violin, cello and voice … you choose! Just go here to start.

I love hearing such fine musicians. I’m not as thrilled with competition, but oh well! I guess it’s good for the winners.