Operatic baritone who won the Glinka State Prize in 1991 and the People's Artist of Russia honorary title in 1995. He has over 70,000 followers on his hvorostovsky Instagram account.
He made his debut at Krasnoyarsk Opera House, playing Marullo in Rigoletto.
He first found acclaim when he won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 1989.
He was married to Svetlana Hvorostovskaya from 1989 to 2001. He then married Florence Illi 2001 to 2017.
He and Sherrill Milnes were both operatic baritones.