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Ildar Abdrazakov praised for “powerful” Méphistophélès in Salzburg


Premiered last night, Ildar Abdrazakov’s performance as Méphistophélès in Faust has earned the Bashkirian bass further acclaim for his signature account of Gounod’s devilish role. “Der Russe begeisterte mit klarem Bass und spritzig-gutem Schauspiel” (Kleine Zeitung) “Mephisto, gesungen von dem mächtigen russischen Bass Ildar Abdrazakov…so etwas wie ein Alter Ego des Faust, die Inkarnation seiner geheimen Wünsche und Begierden. Später gleichen sie… Read More

Ildar Abdrazakov returns to devilish role of Méphistophélès in Salzburg


As the broker of souls, Ildar Abdrazakov returns to the Salzburg Festival to star in a new production of Gounod’s Faust. The Bashkirian bass reunites with tenor Piotr Beczala in the title role, pairing off opposite Maria Agresta as Marguerite in a new production by  Reinhard von der Thannen and conducted by Alejo Pérez. Opening on August 10, the production continues 14,… Read More

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  • August 10, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 2016

    Gounod: Faust


    Salzburg Festival
    Salzburg, AustriaMéphistophélèsTickets
  • October 4, 7, 12, 15, 20, 22, 26, 29, 2016

    Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri


    Metropolitan Opera
    New York, USAMustafàTickets
  • November 1, 4, 10, 2016

    Mozart: Don Giovanni


    Metropolitan Opera
    New York, USADon GiovanniTickets
  • January 15, 19, 22, 2017

    Verdi: Don Carlo


    Bayerische Staatsoper
    Munich, GermanyFilippo IITickets
  • February 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26; March 1, 2017

    Borodin: Prince Igor


    Dutch National Opera
    Amsterdam, NetherlandsPrince IgorTickets
  • May 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 2017

    Verdi: Don Carlo


    Royal Opera House
    London, UKFilippo IITickets
  • June 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28; July 2, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 2017

    Bizet: Carmen


    Opéra National de Paris
    Paris, FranceEscamilloTickets
  • July 27, 30, 2017

    Offenbach: Les contes d’Hoffmann


    Bayerische Staatsoper
    Munich, GermanyFour VillainsTickets

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