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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:

  • 03.10.2014 - Ildar Abdrazakov's Mefistofele at San Francisco Opera now available on DVD and Blu-ray

  • Ildar Abdrazakov's 2013 staged role debut in the demonic title role of Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele is now available to own on DVD and Blu-ray from the San Francisco Opera in partnership with EuroArts Music International and Naxos. Said the Huffington Post of the performance, “Abdrazakov is stunning in the title role. The voice is bright and burly–and so is Mr. Abdrazakov.  He is charismatic, dramatically clever and (with red tails in the sunset) the ultimate tempter and tease”.  Ramón Vargas and Patricia Racette round out a cast that brings Boito’s retelling of the Faust tale to life in this fiery production conceived by Robert Carsen and conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

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