5 interesting facts from the life of Dmitri Hvorostovsky

5 интересных фактов из жизни Дмитрия Хворостовского
In memory of a famous Opera singer 7days.ru recalls interesting moments of his life.

1. At school studied music for the sake of attention

5 интересных фактов из жизни Дмитрия Хворостовского

Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ekaterina Konstantinovna Yofel

Photo: L. zagaynova/Fotokhronika TASS

Dmitri Hvorostovsky was born on 16 October 1962
year in Krasnoyarsk.
C childhood loved football, but his father, a chemist by profession, loved to sing and, seeing his son’s vocal talent, sent him to music school. Solfeggio and
piano in “muzykalke” Dima regularly truant.

By nature, the future Opera star was a rebel, fought, smoked, drank. Long and lush hair
which Dima has grown, becoming a soloist of the school rock band “Rainbow”, led
teachers angry. “At that time the main purpose of my music
activities to raise awareness of girls who always hung up on
the front man,” said Dmitry.

2. Wanted to lay sleepers at BAM

5 интересных фактов из жизни Дмитрия Хворостовского

Dmitri Hvorostovsky. 1991

Photo: Oleg Buldakov/Fotokhronika TASS

After graduating from high school with the only “five” in the passport — for physical education (for the rest of the items were “three”), Hvorostovsky has decided to go to BAM (Baikal-Amur mainline) to put
there sleepers — still no institution would, in his opinion, he’s “not threatened”.

From the decision to quit music talked him father, he literally took the hand of the son at teachers College at the conductor-choral Department. At
he, he was lucky: “I went easy because
boys was a shortfall. But girls galore, and I really liked it: I hit the Fox in the hen house!”

3. At the school, “sang without stopping — just like a rooster”

5 интересных фактов из жизни Дмитрия Хворостовского

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Photo: Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS

It was during his studies at teachers College Dmitriy seriously interested in singing and decided to connect his life with music. Besides singing, which he studied under the guidance
teacher Galina Astanin, the young man seriously took up piano. “There I was “hooked”
music. I was fascinated by the vocals, so much so that he sang without stopping — as
cock, which is pulled by the tail, but he still crows. My poor
neighbors!” — recalled the singer.

4. Teachers taught him “to reveal the soul”

After graduating from College, Hvorostovsky entered the Krasnoyarsk Institute of
arts, where he diligently “took” head of the Department Ekaterina Yofel. At
to the singer, she without regret treated him, forcing him to put emotions even in range.

“These the anguish and helped me to become — shared in
an interview, “7D” singer. — Because the voice has many. But the main thing — to be able
to overcome fear and step on stage, to reveal not only the mouth but the soul…”

5 интересных фактов из жизни Дмитрия Хворостовского

Dmitri Hvorostovsky with his wife Florence

Photo: Elena Sukhova

Dmitri Hvorostovsky


5. Drinking and Smoking quit thanks to his wife

Brilliantly defeating the Union at the Glinka competition in 1987
year, Dmitry became the largest in the world of music and even refused to
offer to go Intern in a Big theatre. And when he had won first place in
fateful contest Bi-Bi-si in the English city of Cardiff Hvorostovsky, from the horn of plenty, showered with offers from different theatres.

“When I returned to Krasnoyarsk, the call came from
Manager: “Take paper and pen and write: April — the Scala, may —
“Covent garden”… I wrote and could not believe my ears! From these names it was hard not
lose your head!” — remembered baritone.

To relieve the tension after the concerts, Mr… began to drink. At first it did not interfere with the voice, and then began to have serious problems. “Saved
I Flash (second wife of singer Florence, and his first wife was Krasnoyarsk ballerina Svetlana (1959-2015) — Approx.
. Thanks to her I was able to say to yourself “Stop!”, and at the same time quit Smoking”,
he told Dmitri Hvorostovsky.