Each artist revealed “StarHit” his secrets. Dmitri Hvorostovsky died on 22 November at a clinic in London. A friend of musician Pavel Antonov explained why shortly before his death he removed the “plush” apartment.
He was known all over the world: Russian handsome baritone with a dazzling smile, white-haired, handsome. In may 2015 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, the third stage. With the disease Hvorostovsky fought to the last. He went on stage with a broken arm after an acute pneumonia – nothing could separate him from the viewer. But cancer could. One of the last concerts of Dmitry gave in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk in June. Sang so that the hall was crying. Farewell. 22 Nov singer died in a London hospital surrounded by loved ones. Each Hvorostovsky, photographer Pavel Antonov, told the “StarHit” that Dmitri had a premonition of the disease that is why shortly before his death he removed the “plush” apartment, who helped during his life and what did not.
Remember how you met?
In 2002, the Studio in Manhattan. Before seen Dima in the Week movie. I was there with Elena Obraztsova. When the stage ran lion with a silver mane, the hall wailed as at a rock concert. Obraztsova whispered in his ear: “a Talented performer, but on a tear. Forget this singer…”—
And as you listen to advice?
Had he changed. In new York, I have worked with a PR agent Hvorostovsky – Diane Blackman, hard working, busy woman. She liked that see outside the box of classical musicians. I was bored to remove Obraztsova at the piano, she’s a girl clockwork. We were fooling around with costumes, wigs… Diane decided that I will be able to emancipate and Dima. But he looked at my portfolio and refused, afraid of the experiments. Hired a photographer from People who asked 10 times more. Later Blackman called and invited me on tea. I was sure there was another reason for the meeting. Really, the tea they gave me non-drying, and footage from the shooting of Dima. Went through and thought: where can I learn how to shoot a hundred times worse and get more? Not like any one frame. “I will be fired,” screamed Diane. She wiped her eyes and asked how much it costs to re-shoot. I multiplied the fee by three.—
Bargain, of course. After a few days he italianists beautiful girl standing in my Studio. “Florence, Dima, Pasha,” he acquainted. Have not turned the fan on, so he got a bucket of dust in the face when he has earned. But he only stared and shook himself. The actor was taciturn, closed, all done reluctantly. In order to defuse the situation, I always said something… And after shooting we went to sit in a cafe nearby.—
How did you become friends? There were many common themes?
I was a Jock, and Dima, on the contrary, plump hamster. Somehow Florence gave me a hug goodbye and noticed a muscles, praised. Hvorostovsky is hurt, and he took for himself. A year later came all relief. We began an unspoken competition. Telling him, more time pay run. And he: “I can’t – all the joints were broken.” Once I go to the gym, and Dima is on the track at a speed of about 16 miles per hour. Unreal! It turns out that a friend of a chiropractor worked with his spine, healed joints.
Know that you and marievale together…
I did it on this thing hoisted. We went to Dima’s girlfriend, she has an artificial lake around the house. Winter, snow… to warm up, and I climbed into the water. Look, he also undresses. Shout: “you’ve Got tomorrow!” Continues. In General, walked – put it well. Then in the ribbon Facebook watched as he swam constantly without me. —
Happened is that you asked Dima Council help?
We had a similar situation with the marriage. I was afraid to go home, did not know what to expect. Dima is also hard to part with his first wife, came back because of the children, experiences as a wife will be one. Then the father said to him, “you can’t stay with a woman out of pity. It’s going to destroy you”. A friend gave me, saying that the end would in any case be sad. Once on Christmas eve I learned that part with the beloved and the holiday will hold one. Dima called and said, “come to me, I’ll buy you a ticket!” And so not only with relatives but also with strangers. From a friend I heard that already a middle-aged music teacher, the year to hear that Hvorostovsky premiere at the Vienna state Opera, ordered two tickets, I saved money for visa and flights. A week before the trip without giving reasons to the already paid ticket, she suddenly refused. I took Dima before the performance, knew that he was nervous, but told this sad story. He managed to get her invitation!
In life he was the same confident?
Actually he is vulnerable, the problems were hidden behind a wide smile. When left alone, been sad, so no one saw him.—
He brought up children?
Said, “if I frown, they are already on the Ticker are”. Although Dima is a good father, friend.
He was the undisputed head of the family, or share duties with Florence?
His word is law. But Hvorostovsky is not a tyrant. Of course, he consulted with his wife, but took the decision himself.—
As told you had cancer?
At some point we began to communicate less… Remember, got in touch about a year before diagnosis. Ask: why is missing? He tersely says: “Pasha, I’m tired of living”. Then I got scared. This is the order of the Universe! Equivalent – want to die. Then the disease was already, he just didn’t know. When it happened, called dryly, without emotion voiced diagnosis.
Tried to do something to help?
I believe in alternative medicine, began sketching people with examples of how they were healed. But Dima didn’t take it seriously. He asked to calm down several times, even in rough form. I also had panic. I offered to bring him to the hospital the miraculous icon when they arrived in new York to confirm the diagnosis. And he snapped: “Pasha, well, you imagine, will be with the priest, the icon of children I would freak!” Say: that I’ll be gentle. In response, he already shouted, “No!” – and rejected the offer.—
When was the last time you saw him?
In December 2016, Dima had a concert in St. Petersburg. Look, limping a little, but did not understand, from a tumor or something… He didn’t like to be pitied. After the speech, they sat in the restaurant. Suddenly comes the bandit with the two guards, who stood defiantly at the edges. And here comes the grin Dima: “Well, where else would we have seen!” All scared, was sasusaku, and he said: “I’m in no state to be afraid”.—
He really wasn’t scared?
He went through denial, fear, anger. Sometimes screaming: “Why me?” On a request to throw out the said shares with the father. I objected: it is impossible to ship, parents and so easy. Hire a psychologist! Found him a specialist. He agreed. Most of all Dima was worried about children and family: they’ll be here, but it is not…
He changed, learning about the disease?
Remember, after the diagnosis saw him Jogging to do it in the gym or the Park was dangerous – he could fall, so he rented an apartment with furniture, pillows, it was difficult to get hurt, and for an hour every day running around in one place. The “plush” apartment. Iron man… the Tumor was in the brain that are responsible for coordination. I advised the Tibetan exercises – he’d use them.—
What was the last conversation?
Summer asked him for some writing. Dima had a lot of ideas. Was going to do rock ballads. But managed to record only two. I was interested to see how he would quail Grebenshchikov. Want to publish a book with memories, archive photographs. Yet publishers. But I hope it works out.