Dmitri Hvorostovsky is a top baritone opera singer from Russia. He made his debut at Krasnoyarsk Opera House, in the role of Monterone in “Rigoletto”. He went on to win First Prize at both the Russian Glinka Competition in 1987 and the Toulouse Singing Competition in 1988. Hvorostovsky came to international prominence in 1989 when he won the Cardiff BBC Singer of the World competition. He has since sung at virtually every major opera house, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Berlin State Opera, La Scala and the Vienna State Opera. He is especially renowned for his portrayal of the title character in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”.