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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:

  • 17.03.2016 - Ildar Abdrazakov returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper for two productions in the 2016-17 season

  • As was announced by the company this week, Ildar Abdrazakov returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper for two productions in the 2016-17 season.

    The Bashkirian bass begins by revisiting the role of Filippo II in Verdi’s Don Carlo January 15, 19, and 22. In Jürgen Rose’s stylized production, Ildar stars as the Spanish monarch opposite Tamara Wilson as Elisabetta, Christian Gerhaher as the Marquis of Posa, and Yonghoon Lee in the title role. Paolo Carignani conducts.

    Later in 2017, Ildar returns to Munich for two performances on July 17 and 30 where he sings all four villains in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann. Constantin Trinks conducts the revival of Richard Jones’s production, which also hears Diana Damrau as the three heroines, Angela Brower as Nicklausse, and Michael Spyres in the title role.

    Click here for Ildar’s full schedule, and continue to check back as more details are announced for the 2016-17 season.

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