The Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre is officially named after Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The relevant documents were received some days before.
«This is a milestone event for our theatre - it’s an honour and great responsibility to bear the name of our great townsman, singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The team of the theatre got filled with pride”, - the theatre’s director Svetlana Guziy says, - The history of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre is rich with amazing events, but the name of the outstanding baritone enjoys pride of place in the theatre, because his artistic journey began on our stage”.
In the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Dmitri Hvorostovsky had worked for 5 years - since 1985 till 1990. He started singing roles in our performances when he still was a student of the Institute of Arts. But for that short period of time he had played quite a number of roles. One of the first of his large roles was the role of Eugene Onegin in the Tchaikovsky’s opera of the same name. He also sang roles of Zemnukhov in “The Young guard”, Valentin in “Faust”, Yeletsky in “The Queen of Spades”, and many others. In 1989 after he had won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in Wales, United Kingdom, Hvorostovsky came to international prominence - he became a real opera star, and a new round in his brilliant career began.