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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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  • 01.09.2016 - Idlar's 2016-17 season highlights in New York, Munich, London, Amsterdam, and Paris

  • In the wake of a successful run of Faust at the Salzburg Festival, Ildar Abdrazakov looks forward to a 2016-17 season highlighted by Rossini and Mozart in New York, Verdi in Munich and London, Borodin in Amsterdam, and French heroes and villains in Paris and Munich.

    The Bashkirian bass begins with a return to the Metropolitan Opera stage for a revival of L’Italiana in Algeri (October 4, 7, 12, 15, 20, 22, 26, 29), followed by the title role in Don Giovanni (November 1, 4, 10).

    Ildar begins 2017 at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper as Filippo II inDon Carlo (January 15, 19, 22), with a return to the company in July as the four villains in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann (July 27, 30).

    In between, he brings Dmitri Tcherniakov’s visually stunning production of Borodin’s Prince Igor (a production he originated at the Met in 2014) to the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam (February 7, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23, 26). He also reprises Filippo II at London’s Royal Opera House (May 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29) and opens a new production of Carmen at the Opéra National de Paris as Escamillo (June 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28; July 2, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16).

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