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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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  • 17.02.2016 - Ildar Abdrazakov's Metropolitan Opera 2016/17 engagements

  • Ildar Abdrazakov will return to the Metropolitan Opera for two productions in the 2016-17 season. The Bashkirian bass begins with Rossini’s glittering comedy L’Italiana in Algeri, conducted by James Levine. As Mustafà, Ildar stars opposite Elizabeth DeShong in the title role and with René Barbera as Lindoro and Nicola Alaimo as Taddeo in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s production. Performances take place October 4, 7, 12, 15, 20, 22, 26, and 29.

    Ildar then returns to the Met stage for a reprise of his acclaimed account of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, returning to Michael Grandage’s production November 1, 4, and 10. Under the baton of Fabio Luisi, Ildar stars opposite Malin Byström as Donna Anna, Amanda Majeski as Donna Elvira, and Nadine Sierra as Zerlina with Ramón Vargas as Don Ottavio and Matthew Rose as Leporello.

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