Uniting with colleagues Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, and Aleksandrs Antonenko on July 1, Ildar Abdrazakov commences a concert tour to five cities across Austria, France, Russia, the Czech Republic, and Spain. Boasting a program of arias, duos, trios and quartets from Italian and Russian operas, the “Vocal Extravaganza” series is conducted by Marco Armiliato and produced by U-Live.
After the opening night performance at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Ildar and company appear in a gala performance at the luxurious Château de Versailles on July 4, followed by visits to the Great Hall of Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory on July 7 and Prague’s Smetana Hall on July 10. The tour concludes on July 13 at Barcelona’s Palau de la Música. Orchestras participating in the tour are the ORF Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, and the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, respectively.
On July 1 and 4, tenor Yusif Eyvazov is stepping in to replace Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill.