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The widow of Dmitry Hvorostovsky, who died of cancer, touchingly congratulated the mother of the opera singer on her birthday

12:58, 01/10/2021

Florence Illy released a photo of Lyudmila Petrovna from the family archive.

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The world famous opera singer Dmitry Hvorostovsky passed away on November 22, 2017 after a long struggle with cancer. The artist was only 55 years old. Following the last will of the baritone, his body was cremated.

The death of Dmitry Hvorostovsky was a real shock for his widow Florence Illy-Hvorostovsky. She often shares joint photos with her husband on social networks, in the signature to which she says that she will always remember and love the opera singer. Dmitry and Florence lived together for 18 years. They met in 1999 in Geneva at a rehearsal of Don Juan – the singer was supposed to perform the part of Don Juan himself, and Florence was his stage partner. As Dmitry’s wife later recalled, their meeting on that day might not have taken place. The fact is that at first Hvorostovsky was not going to come to the rehearsal, as his performance was planned in another city. However, at the last moment, the artist changed his plans.

In 2003, the couple had a son Maxim, four years later – daughter Nina… According to the singer’s widow, the greatest happiness for him was to be at home, since Dmitry was almost always on tour. “With Flosha my life has radically changed, it started to play with bright colors! I think and breathe and sing easily. I have always looked for inner balance and thanks to this woman I found it. Everything fell into place. Flosha allows me to be myself, treats with great reverence what I do in my profession – and this is very important for me, ”Hvorostovsky said in an interview.

Dmitry Hvorostovsky's widow flew to Russia to fulfill the last will of her deceased husband

Dmitry Hvorostovsky with his family

Now the widow and children of Hvorostovsky live permanently in London. The parents of the opera singer, in turn, did not want to leave Russia. Despite the distance, the family of Dmitry Hvorostovsky maintains close communication with the artist’s parents. So, today, on the birthday of Hvorostovsky’s mother, Florence Illy touchingly congratulated Lyudmila Petrovna on social networks. “Dear Lyudmila Petrovna, happy birthday! Love you“, – wrote the widow of the eminent baritone, posting a photo of the birthday girl in her microblog on Instagram (the author’s spelling and punctuation are given unchanged. – Prim. line.).

The widow of Dmitry Hvorostovsky, who died of cancer, touchingly congratulated the mother of the opera singer on her birthday

By the way, in October 2019, on the 57th birthday of Dmitry Hvorostovsky, at the Novodevichy cemetery, where one of the two capsules with the ashes of a baritone is buried, the monument was opened. The ceremony was attended by Florence with children, the parents of the opera singer, fans and friends, including director Dmitry Bertman, opera singer Ildar Abdrazakov and TV presenter Pavel Astakhov. The author of the sculpture was Vladimir Usov.

It is noteworthy that for the sake of erecting the monument, Dmitry Hvorostovsky’s parents had to sell the apartment in the capital, donated by their son. By the way, at the end of September 2019, the grand opening of the monument to the world famous opera singer took place in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk. The sculpture was installed in the park near the Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Arts. The cost of this was taken by the regional administration.

The widow of Dmitry Hvorostovsky with the children and parents of the opera singer

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