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Ildar Abdrazakov Headlines Moïse et Pharaon in Concert at Marseille Opera

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Ildar Abdrazakov brings his portrayal of Moïse in Gioachino Rossini’s epic Moïse et Pharaon to the Marseille Opera in a concert version on November 8. This operatic retelling of the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt also stars Jean-François Lapointe as Pharaon, Annick Massis as Anaïs, and Philippe Talbot as Aménophis under the baton of Paolo Arrivabeni. Repeat performances take place on November 11, 14, and 16. Find tickets and more information here.

Ildar’s Moïse can be seen on Teatro alla Scala’s DVD release of their 2003 production by Luca Roncini. Riccardo Mutti conducts this performance, which also stars Barbara Frittoli, Nino Surguladze, and Tomislav Muzek and can be purchased on Amazon and ArkivMusic. Sample the DVD by watching Ildar’s performance of “Des cieux où tu résides”.

Ildar Abdrazakov Sings Escamillo in Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera, Including HD Broadcast on November 1

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Right after wrapping up his run as Figaro at the Met, Ildar swaps his valet’s cloak for a toreador’s cape, remaining at the opera house for two performances as Escamillo in Carmen on October 28 and November 1. The second performance will be transmitted live to cinemas worldwide as part of the Met’s Live in HD series, Ildar’s second HD transmission so far this season.

Ildar sings alongside Anita Rachvelishvili, his Met co-star in last season’s Prince Igor, in the title role of the ill-fated temptress and Aleksandrs Antonenko as Carmen’s desperate lover, Don José, with Pablo Heras-Casado conducting Richard Eyre’s production. He has sung in this production at the Met previously: in February 2013, he stepped in to sing a single performance as Escamillo, which was broadcast live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network. He also sang the role during the Met’s 2004-05 season in Franco Zeffirelli’s production.

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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.

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