On December 11, Ildar Abdrazakov heads to the legendary Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow Conservatory for a concert with baritone Vasily Ladyuk. Joined by the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the pair of Russian singers offer a program comprised of four geniuses of Italian opera: Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, and Verdi. Ildar can be heard in arias from La sonnambula, Il barbiere di siviglia, and Attila, as well as duets from I puritani, Don Pasquale, and Don Carlos. Attila is represented once again with its stirring Act I duet closing out the evening.
In concert with Vasily Ladyuk
Ildar celebrates Russian winter with performances in Ufa, Moscow, and St. Petersburg
Ildar Abdrazakov’s 2015-16 season continues with a series of Russian concerts between now and the end of the year. The Bashkirian bass first appears in his hometown of Ufa alongside colleague Dmitri Hvorostovsky for a special “Hvorostovsky and Friends for Children” benefit concert given at the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theatre on November 18. Constantine Orbelian conducts.
In December, Ildar heads to Moscow for a series of concerts, beginning on December 11 at Moscow Conservatory’s Great Hall opposite baritone Vasily Ladyuk. The evening of arias and duets includes selections from I Puritani, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Pasquale, and Don Carlo. The following week, on December 17, Ildar steps in for a performance of Verdi’s Attila at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. He remains in the so-called Venice of the North for a recital on December 20 at the St. Petersburg Philharmonia.
Back in Moscow on December 24, Ildar joins Vladimir Spivakov and tenor Dmitry Korchak for a concert performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri at the Moscow International House of Music.
Ildar Abdrazakov joins Dmitri Hvorostovsky for special benefit concert in Ufa
On November 18, Ildar Abdrazakov returns to his hometown of Ufa for a special benefit concert with Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Benefitting the organization DDD, which provides support to children in orphanages or requiring medical attention, Hvorostovsky and Friends for Children will take place at the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theatre and hear the dynamic duo in arias and duets. Constantine Orbelian conducts the program, which also hears the National Symphonic Orchestra of Republic of Bashkortostan.
In recital with Festival Cervantino
On October 22, following an acclaimed return to the Metropolitan Opera in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, Ildar Abdrazakov travels to Guanajuato, Mexico for a recital with Festival Cervantino. The Russian bass gives a program of art song by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky, plus arias from Don Giovanni, L’Italiana in Algeri, Don Carlo, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Faust. Mzia Bakhtouridze joins on piano.