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Ildar Abdrazakov Opens New Production of Faust at Teatro Regio di Torino


Ildar brings his portrayal of Méphistophélès to the Teatro Regio di Torino in June to open a new production by Stefano Poda of Gounod’s Faust. He joins a cast that includes Charles Castronovo in the title role; Irina Lungu as Marguerite, Faust’s doomed lover; and Vasilij Ladjuk as Valentin. Teatro Regio Music Director Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Performances of the operatic retelling of the German legend and poem of the same name by Goethe take place on June 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 14. Find tickets and more information here.

L’Italiana in Algeri Webcast from Wiener Staatsoper on April 30


Ildar Abdrazakov’s final performance as Mustafà, the Bey of Algiers in Gioachino Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri will be webcast worldwide from the Wiener Staatsoper on Thursday, April 30. Jesús López-Cobos conducts Jean Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production of the comic opera, which also stars Anna Bonitatibus as shipwrecked Italian heroine Isabella, Edgardo Rocha as her enslaved lover Lindoro, and Paolo Rumetz as her elderly traveling companion Taddeo.

The performance will be streamed at 7pm in the Central European time zone. It will be transmitted with a time delay in some time zones so that it may be enjoyed in prime time worldwide. Find the broadcast time that corresponds to your location here.

Photo © Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Poehn

Simon Boccanegra Now Out on Delos


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


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.

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