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Just Announced: Ildar Abdrazakov to Make North American Solo Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall

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Ildar Abdrazakov will present a solo recital on January 29, 2015 in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, making his North Amercian solo recital debut. With pianist Mzia Bakhtouridze, he will perform a program that includes works by Fauré, Liszt, and Ravel, as well as highlights of the Russian golden opera repertoire by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky. Tickets to the recital, which is being presented by Maestro Artist Management, are available here.

Ildar Abdrazakov Joins All-Star Lineup at 2014 Richard Tucker Gala

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Ildar Abdrazakov appears in concert at New York City’s Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday, October 12 at the annual gala of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, the non-profit cultural organization dedicated to perpetuating the artistic legacy of the great tenor by nurturing the careers of talented young American opera singers. Ildar performs a selection of arias alongside opera luminaries that include 2014 Tucker Award winner Michael Fabiano, Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Marcello Giordani, and Zeljko Lucić, as well as previous Tucker Award laureates Angela Meade, Isabel Leonard, and Stephen Costello. The evening, led by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume, will be recorded for later broadcast across the United States as part of PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center. Find more information and tickets here.

Ildar Abdrazakov’s Mefistofele at San Francisco Opera Now Available on DVD and Blu-ray

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Ildar’s fall 2013 staged role debut in the demonic title role of Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele is now available to own on DVD and Blu-ray from the San Francisco Opera in partnership with EuroArts Music International and Naxos. Said the Huffington Post of the performance, “Abdrazakov is stunning in the title role. The voice is bright and burly–and so is Mr. Abdrazakov.  He is charismatic, dramatically clever and (with red tails in the sunset) the ultimate tempter and tease”.  Ramón Vargas and Patricia Racette round out a cast that brings Boito’s retelling of the Faust tale to life in this fiery production conceived by Robert Carsen and conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Buy Mefistofele from the San Francisco Opera Shop and Amazon.

Ildar Abdrazakov’s Appearance in Figaro Production Preview Livestreamed Online

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Prior to the premiere of the Metropolitan Opera’s new staging of Le Nozze di Figaro in two weeks, Ildar joins members of the production’s cast plus Tony Award–winning director Richard Eyre, Tony-winning set designer Rob Howell, and Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30pm for a preview as part of the Guggenheim Museum’s “Work and Process” series. He sings “Signori, di fuori” from Act II of the opera alongside Amanda Majeski (Countess Almaviva), Marlis Petersen (Susanna), and Peter Mattei (Count Almaviva) as part of a series of musical excerpts illustrating the season-opening production of Mozart’s timeless comedy, which will be performed under the baton of Maestro James Levine.

Tune in here at 7:30pm EST to watch the event livestreamed online.

Le Nozze di Figaro opens on September 25, followed by repeat performances on September 27 and  October 2, 7, 10, 14, 18, 22, and 25. The performance on October 18 will be transmitted to movie theaters worldwide as part of the Met’s Live in HD series.

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