An Evening with ILDAR ABDRAZAKOV
Special guest: Mzia Bakhtouridze, piano
Opera’s most dashing bass-baritone, Ildar Abdrazakov, performs an intimate and impassioned debut solo recital at Carnegie Hall that includes the works by G. Fauré, F. Liszt and M. Ravel, as well as highlights of the Russian opera repertoire by M. Glinka, P.I. Tchaikovsky and M. Mussorgsky.
Ildar Abdrazakov, "…a bass of elegance and unforced resonance" (New York Times), has established himself as one of opera’s most sought-after basses since making his La Scala debut in 2001 at age 25. The Russian singer became a mainstay at leading houses worldwide, including New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, and Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. His powerful yet refined voice, coupled with his compelling stage presence, have prompted critics to hail him as a "sensational bass… who has just about everything — imposing sound, beautiful legato, oodles of finesse" (The Independent).