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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.

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  • 24.08.2018 - Dmitri Hvorostovsky Gala To Feature Ildar Abdrazakov

  • On August 26, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s family and friends, together with the Krasnoyarsk Government and Rusfond (Russian Fond for Help to Sick Children), will organize a charity concert “Hvorostovsky and Friends.”

    The concert, which is set to be in the memory of Hvorostovsky, will be held in Peace Square near the Great Concert Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic where the late baritone gave his last concert in Russia on June 2, 2017. The concert will feature such international artists as Ildar Abdrazakov, Hibla Gerzmava, Stephen Costello, Aigul Akhmetshina, and Borislav Strulev and will be accompanied by the Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dmitri’s close friend Constantine Orbelian.

    The motto for the concert will be Hvorostovsky’s phrase “We are together for the sake of children” and the concert will be free. Florence Hvorostovsky, the baritone’s widow, is the force behind the concert.


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