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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:

  • 24.09.2014 - Ildar Abdrazakov’s appearance in San Francisco Opera's Mefistofele is released on DVD and Blu-Ray September 30 2014

  • Ildar Abdrazakov stars as the title role in Robert Carsen’s production of Mefistofele at the San Francisco Opera, alongside an illustrious international cast including, Ramón Vargas and Patricia Racette, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Distributed worldwide by Naxos on September 30, 2104, the DVD and Blu-ray recordings will be available from all major retailers and the San Francisco Opera Shop ( 

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