My acquaintance with this great artist and man can be called one of the happiest events in life. The role of count Orlovsky from the “Bat” was among the most beloved of Dmitry Hvorostovsky.
My acquaintance with him began over ten years ago. Launching “StarHit”, I imagined a new edition in many cities of the country, and on the flight from Moscow to Ekaterinburg, where Dmitry was flying on tour, we crossed. Not expecting that after the concert of the famous baritone appears in a local night club, which hosted the presentation of the magazine, I invited him. And what was my surprise when with a dazzling smile, all covered with snow (on the street was a Blizzard) it was there.
Then we often met in the “Baltschug Kempinski”. Arriving in Moscow, Dmitry preferred this hotel, where I at one time liked to eat Breakfast. Talking about everything, we have discussed your training in the fitness clubs and I have always said what Dima great shape. In the summer of this year from throat cancer died on our mutual friend the publisher Andrew Paulson. Grieved singer and the death of his teacher Catherine Jofel and permanent Director Elena Nedosekina. But to believe that in a few months a dreadful disease, which then fought Dmitry, will carry life and it was impossible. So it was energy and power. A family friend Hvorostovsky, lawyer Pavel Astakhov, said: “when for him, he had to rouse herself, he asked: “Hop on my neck” – and so I squatted 20 times in a row. And one day, in January, we sailed with him on the dispute of the Bay. And then what did Dima? Laughed and saying “Come again” rushed into the cold water”.
Talking about the first appearances of the son, Ludmila Petrovna Hvorostovsky talked about how he and his father, Alexander Stepanovich was worried that no one will come. “But at the first concert, people were standing far away from the theatre and asked for a spare ticket”. The first of June – children’s Day – the singer for three consecutive years staged at the Bolshoi theatre charity concerts. Journalist Daria Zlatopolskaya recalls: “there was a Repertoire for an adult audience, and my five year old son was fidgeting and distracted. But when it come to Dmitri, of course, immediately became silent and listened to the end. Hvorostovsky was clear to everyone, in any country and in any age.”
“When he went on stage, harbored any space – from the Opera hall to a huge space,” – hardly constraining tears, tells Dmitry Malikov.
The leading radio programs of Diane Berlin remained in the memory of such a case: “Dima went to my interview, and some kind of cleaner with a MOP, bucket and rags suddenly fell right in front of the stairs where a policeman checked documents. People are not stayed, passed by, but before I knew it, Hvorostovsky took a step toward the woman and hoisted her entire inventory on one hand and the other lifted and almost carried her through the stairs.” At its last concert in his native Krasnoyarsk, the artist has compared the stunning reception of his countrymen with the award. He said then: “Thanks for your attention, love, respect always with me. And no matter where I was, always feel that first and foremost I’m a Russian man.” And Dmitri Hvorostovsky thought my life was a happy chain of circumstances…