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Ildar Abdrazakov

Ildar Abdrazakov has established himself as one of opera’s most sought-after basses. Since making his La Scala debut in 2001 at 25, the Russian singer has become a mainstay at leading houses worldwide, including New York’s Metropolitan 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). 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 and Vienna Philharmonic.

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  • 14.10.2019 - Ildar Abdrazakov: Don Giovanni in Chicago

  • From November 14 - 30, Ildar Abdrazakov travels to Chicago to star as the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Lyric Opera. The stellar cast also features Matthew Rose as Leporello, Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Donna Anna, Amanda Majeski as Donna Elvira, Ying Fang as Zerlina and Ben Bliss as Don Ottavio.

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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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  • 17.06.2019 - Ildar Abdrazakov: Concerts in Würth and Salzburg

  • Ildar Abdrazakov performs at the Great Hall of the Carmen Würth Forum on June 28, with Olga Peretyatko and Dmitry Korchak by his side. He then graces the stage of the Salzburger Festspiele as the bass soloist in  Verdi 's Messa da Requiem on August 13, 15 and 18. The other soloists are Krassimira Stoyanova, Anita Rachvelishvili and Francesco Meli. Riccardo Muti conducts.

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  • 06.04.2019 - Ildar Abdrazakov: Verdi in Russia and the US

  • Ildar Abdrazakov's upcoming performances start in Moscow on May 23, where he sings a concert with Aida Garifulina, followed by two Verdi performances at the Mariinsky Theatre, Attila on May 27, and Macbeth on May 31. Afterwards, on June 21, 23, 25, Riccardo Muti leads a concert performance of Verdi’s Aida, featuring Mr. Abdrazakov as...

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