Ildar Abdrazakov embarks on Vocal Extravaganza Tour across Europe


Uniting with colleagues Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, and Aleksandrs Antonenko on July 1, Ildar Abdrazakov commences aconcert tour to five cities across Austria, France, Russia, and the Czech Republic. 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. Orchestras participating in the tour are the ORF Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

On July 1 and 4, tenor Yusif Eyvazov steps in to replace Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill.