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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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  • 19.02.2017 - “Prins Igor is Tcherniakovs meesterstuk” –Place de l’Opera

  • Beter verging het Ildar Abdrazakov, die kort daarop als Igor zijn rolbepalende monoloog mocht inzetten. Deze schitterende bas wist de overgang van zelfbewuste heerser via gegijzelde vorst naar gesjeesde veldheer mooi vorm te geven, ook door de steeds minder martiale wijze van zingen. Hoe het Igor vergaan was in deze versie van de opera, bleef overigens onduidelijk. Ik kreeg de indruk dat hij door de Polovetsers na de plundering van Putivl geheel onttakeld als nutteloos geworden gevangene in zijn vorstendommetje was achtergelaten.”

    -Peter Franken (Place de l’Opera)

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