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Ildar Abdrazakov Embarks on Vocal Extravaganza Tour Across Europe

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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.

Ildar Abdrazakov Returns to Munich’s Königsplatz to Headline All-Star Concert


In response to the success of last summer’s star-studded outdoor extravaganza at Munich’s Königsplatz, Ildar reunites with Anna Netrebko, Elena Zhidkova, Jonas Kaufmann, and Thomas Hampson at the city’s outdoor plaza and cultural hub on June 27 for an evening of arias, duets, and opera scenes by Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, and more. More information and tickets to the one-night-only event, which is presented by DEAG Classics, can be found here.

The performance will be available to watch online for free on Medici.tv starting at 10pm Central European Time. Click here to watch the livestream.

Ildar Abdrazakov Brings Méphistophélès to Mariinsky for One Night Only


After a successful run as the diabolical Méphistophélès at Teatro Regio di Torino, Ildar brings his interpretation of the infamous villain to the Mariinsky Theater for a one-night-only appearance in Isabella Bywater’s production of Gounod’s Faust in June 23. Cast members include Mikhail Vekua as Faust, Irina Churilova as Marguerite, Alexei Markov as Valentin, and Nikolai Kamensky as Wagner, performing under the musical direction of the Mariinsky’s General and Artistic Director Valery Gergiev. Tickets and more information about Faust, which retells the famous German legend, can be found here.

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.

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