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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.

Latest News:

  • 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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  • 18.03.2019 - Ildar Abdrazakov: April concerts

  • On April 6, Ildar Abdrazakov performs Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death at the Berliner Philharmoniker with conductor Andris Poga, followed by the bass solo in Verdi's Requiem in Baden-Baden on April 14 and 20, where he'll be joined by Vittoria Yeo,  Elīna Garanča and Francesco Meli, and Riccardo Muti on the podium.

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  • 11.02.2019 - II International Music Festival of Ildar Abdrazakov

  • From March 12 to March 24, the Ildar Abdrazakov International Music Festival will be held in Moscow, Ufa, Almetyevsk, and Kazan. Mr. Abdrazakov will present the second festival season to residents of the four Russian cities and will attract about five thousand spectators. The artist will take part in all the events of the festival program.  The opening ceremony of the Ildar Abdrazakov II...

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  • 30.12.2018 - Ildar Abdrazakov: Leporello at the Metropolitan Opera

  • Ildar Abdrazakov stars as Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera from January 30 until February 20. Luca Pisaroni sings opera’s most notorious seducer in Mozart’s masterpiece of dark comedy. Cornelius Meister makes his Met debut conducting performances that also include Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Donna Anna and Federica Lombardi as Donna Elvira.

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  • 26.11.2018 - Interview with Ildar Abdrazakov and Saioa Hernández

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