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Ildar Abdrazakov

Ildar Abdrazakov has established himself as one of opera’s most sought-after basses. Since making his La Scala debut in 2001 at 25, the Russian singer has become a mainstay at leading houses worldwide, including New York’s Metropolitan 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). 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 and Vienna Philharmonic.

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  • 23.06.2016 - Ildar Abdrazakov - Verdi and Boito at Ravenna Festival with Riccardo Muti

  • Following their most recent concert performances together in Tokyo and Stockholm, Ildar Abdrazakov reunites with Riccardo Muti for a program of Verdi classics paired with the prologue to Boito’s Mefistofele. 

    The Bashkirian bass will be heard in selections from Nabucco, Attila, Macbeth, and I lombardi in addition to his devilish signature role. The concert continues the anniversary of Italian-Japanese friendship with an orchestra that includes members from the Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini and the Tokyo-Harusai Festival Orchestra. Chorus members come from the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Voci Bianche dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala. 

    Click here for tickets to the concert, heard on July 3 at the Palazzo Mauro de André.

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