The following appeared in the New York Times a few days ago:
The celebrated Russian
baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has a brain tumor and has canceled all
engagements through the end of August, according to an announcement
posted Wednesday on his website.
“He has recently been
suffering from serious health issues, and a brain tumor has just been
diagnosed,” the statement said. “Although his voice and vocal condition
are normal, his sense of balance has been severely affected.”
The site said that he would begin treatment this week and that he remains “very optimistic for the future.”
Mr. Hvorostovsky, one
of the best-loved baritones in the world, is still scheduled to appear
in September at the Metropolitan Opera in a star-filled production of
Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” featuring Anna Netrebko as Leonora.