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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:

  • 24.11.2016 - New album with Deutsche Grammophon: Ildar Abdrazakov, Rolando Villazón, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal --Montreal Gazette

  • "Recording sessions, which must be interspersed with rehearsals for a Russian program Sunday in the Maison symphonique, are taking place in Église Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus, a grandiose deconsecrated edifice south of the Olympic Stadium.

    On the DG playlist are French and Italian selections as sung by the Mexican-born French tenor Rolando Villazón and the Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov.

    “They are both in good voice,” Nézet-Séguin said. “We are having a great time.” Repertoire is still under wraps, but the conductor assures us that Abdrazakov’s flexible high range makes tenor-baritone duets feasible."

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