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Simon Boccanegra Now Out on Delos

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Ildar Abdrazakov can be heard in the role of Fiesco on Delos Music’s release of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, out today worldwide. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the title role on the recording, accompanied by the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra and Kaunas State Choir under the baton of Constantin Orbelian. Barbara Frittoli is Amelia, Stefano Secco is Gabriele, and Kostas Smoriginas is Pietro. Ildar’s “Piango, perche mi parla”with Dmitri Hvorostovsky can be heard here. Purchase the recording from Amazon or iTunes.

 

Ildar Abdrazakov Performs L’Italiana in Algeri at Wiener Staatsoper

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Ildar Abdrazakov returns to the stage of the Wiener Staatsoper on April 18 in the role of Mustafà, the Bey of Algiers, in Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera L’Italiana in Algeri. Singing alongside Anna Bonitatibus as shipwrecked Italian protagonist Isabella and Javier Camarena as her enslaved lover Lindoro, Ildar presents repeat performances on April 23, 27, and 30. Jesús López-Cobos conducts Jean Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production. Find more information and tickets here.

Ildar Abdrazakov Joins Staatskapelle Dresden for Verdi’s Requiem in Salzburg

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At the 2015 Salzburg Easter Festival, Ildar Abdrazakov appears with the Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of  Christian Thielemann for two performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. On Tuesday, March 31 and Friday, April 3 in Salzburg’s Großes Festspielhaus, he joins soloists Liudmyla Monastyrska, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Jonas Kaufmann along with the Bavarian Radio Chorus. Tickets and more information can be found here.

In 2009, Ildar’s live recording of the Requiem with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was the winner of two Grammy Awards.

Simon Boccanegra to Be Released in April on Delos

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Ildar Abdrazakov’s portrayal of nobleman Jacopo Fiesco in Giuseppe Verdi’s political drama Simon Boccanegra will be released in both physical and digital versions on April 14, 2015. Delos’s first-ever complete Italian opera recording also stars Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role, Stefano Secco as Gabriele Adorno, and Barbara Frittoli as Amelia Grimaldi, under the baton of Constantin Orbelian and Lithuania’s Kaunas Philharmonic Orchestra. Listen to a sample from the recording: Ildar’s “Piango, perche mi parla” with Dmitri Hvorostovsky can be heard here.

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