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Ildar Abdrazakov

Ildar Abdrazakov has established himself as one of opera’s most sought-after basses. Since making his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 2001 at 25, the Russian native has become a mainstay at leading houses worldwide, including New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Paris National Opera, the Vienna State Opera and Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. His powerful yet refined voice coupled with his compelling stage presence have prompted critics to hail him as a “sensational bass … who has just about everything – imposing sound, beautiful legato, oodles of finesse” (The Independent). Being also an active concert artist, he has performed at London’s BBC Proms and at New York’s Carnegie Hall, as well as with leading international orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic.

Latest News:

  • 27.02.2020 - March Recital & Opera Attila

  • On March 11, Ildar Abdrazakov sings a recital at the Opera National de Bordeaux, with the pianist Mzia Bachtouridze, followed by a performance of Verdi’s Attila at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on March 13.

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  • 22.12.2019 - Ildar Abdrazakov: La damnation de Faust at the Metropolitan Opera

  • Ildar Abdrazakov graces the stage of the Metropolitan Opera as Méphistophélès in a concert version of Berlioz's La damnation de Faust, on January 25, 29 and February 1 and 8. Joining him are Bryan Hymel and Michael Spyres as Faust, opposite Elīna Garanča as Marguerite. Edward Gardner conducts. 

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  • 26.11.2019 - Ildar Abdrazakov: Prince Igor in Paris

  • From November 25 to December 26 Ildar Abdrazakov embodies the role of Prince Igor in Borodin's opera of the same name at the Opéra Bastille. Joining him are Elena Stikhina as Iaroslavna, Pavel Černoch as Vladimir and Dmitry Ulyanov as Prince Galitski. Philippe Jordan conducts.

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  • 07.10.2019 - Ildar Abdrazakov: Don Carlo at the Bolshoi

  • For two performances on October 16 and 18, Ildar Abdrazakov stars as Philip II in Verdi's Don Carlo at the Bolshoi theatre. The rest of the cast features Oleg Dolgov, Igor Golovatenko, Vyacheslav Pochapsky, Anna Nechaeva and Nadia Krasteva. He also stars in a Hvorostovsky and Friends to Children Gala at the Great hall of the Moscow Conservatory on October 21. 

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  • 18.08.2019 - Ildar Abdrazakov - Verdi: “Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima” / “Raccapriccio!” from “Attila”

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  • 12.08.2019 - Ildar Abdrazakov: Banquo in New York

  • From September 25 - October 12, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Banquo in Adrian Noble’s evocative production of Verdi's Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera. Plácido Domingo and Željko Lučić share the title role and Anna Netrebko stars as Lady Macbeth. Marco Armiliato conducts a cast that also features tenor Matthew Polenzani as Macduff.

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