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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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  • 07.06.2016 - Ildar Abdrazakov - Verdi with Stars of the White Nights Festival at Mariinsky II

  • Ildar Abdrazakov returns to the stage of Mariinsky II for two one-night-only performances of two signature Verdi roles as part of the annual Stars of the White Nights Festival. 

    On June 8, the Bashkirian bass resumes the mantle of the titular Hun in Attila, starring in Arturo Gama’s production opposite Maria Guleghina as Odabella, Vladislav Sulimsky as Ezio, and Sergei Skorokhodov as Foresto.

    Later in the month, Ildar returns to St. Petersburg for a June 22 performance of Don Carlo with Alexei Markov as Rodrigo, Irina Churilova as Elisabeth de Valois, and Yulia Matochkina as Eboli. Casting for the title role will be announced by the theater.

    Valery Gergiev conducts both performances. Click here for Ildar’s full schedule.

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