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Il Barbiere di Siviglia opens February 2 at Opéra National de Paris

ia-news-5Ildar Abdrazakov returns to the Opéra National de Paris next month for a revival of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, presented at the Bastille February 2 through March 4. The Bashkirian bass stars as the comic Don Basilio opposite Lawrence Brownlee as Count Almaviva, Pretty Yende as Rosina, Nicola Alaimo as Bartolo, and Alessio Arduini in the title role.

The performances are a revival of Giacomo Sagripanti’s production, conducted by Damiano Michieletto.

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Ildar Abdrazakov returns to Metropolitan Opera for Anna Bolena

11988481_756872961101520_217989159848033584_n2016 for Ildar Abdrazakov begins with a return to New York for Anna Bolena at the Metropolitan Opera. The Bashkirian bass reprises his acclaimed Enrico VIII in the company revival of David McVicar’s production, here presented in the Met’s first installment of Donizetti’s “Tudor Queens” trilogy.

January 5 and January 9‘s performances reunite Ildar with Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, Jamie Barton as Giovanna Seymour, Stephen Costello as Percy, and conductor Marco Armiliato.

January 9’s performance will be broadcast as part of the Met’s popular Saturday Matinee Broadcast series. Click here to find a station.

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Ildar Abdrazakov reprises Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri in Moscow

ia-news-2On December 24, Ildar Abdrazakov joins the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” Festival at the Moscow International House of Music’s Svetlanov Hall. The Bashkirian bass sings Antonio Salieri in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri.

Performed in concert, the opera also hears Dmitry Korchak as the other title character, and Salieri rival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Previously, the duo performed the work to acclaim in Salzburg in 2012.

Adapted from a play by Pushkin, Rimsky-Korsakov’s one-act opera echoes the plot of Peter Shaffer’s famed play and film, Amadeus. Click here for tickets.


Recital at St. Petersburg Philharmonia

ia-news-4As part of the XVI International Winter Festival “ARTS SQUARE,” Ildar Abdrazakov joins pianist Mzia Bachturidze for a recital at the St. Petersburg Philharmonia on December 20.

Ildar begins with the music of his compatriots, Glinka, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky, represented in songs including “I Recall a Wonderful Moment,” “None but the Lonely Heart,” and Songs and Dances of Death. The second half of the program hears Liszt’s Sonetti dei Petrarca, Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, and three songs by Fauré.

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