23 December 2015

Dmitri Hvorostovsky Withdraws from Met's Upcoming Trovatore Performances Due to Ongoing Treatment for Brain Tumor

Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from the Met’s upcoming performances of Il Trovatore due to his ongoing treatment for a brain tumor, the company announced today. 

The performances, scheduled for February 3, 6, 9 and 13, will now feature Juan Jesús Rodríguez making his company debut in the role of di Luna. Marco Armiliato ascends the podium for the performances, which also feature Angela Meade as Leonora, Dolora Zajick as Azucena, Marcello Giordani as Manrico, and Kwangchul Youn as Ferrando.

Hvorostovsky announced in June that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and cancelled all of his engagements through the end of last summer. While he is undergoing treatment in London, the baritone returned to the Metropolitan Opera for an acclaimed run of Trovatore performances in September and October, though he ultimately withdrew from three additional performances in October in New York. 

More information can be found at The Metropolitan Opera and Hvorostovsky.com. 

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