BassVerdi Requiem/ Royal Opera House / Pappano - 13/3/09
'Best of all, though, was the sensational bass, Ildar Abdrazakov, who has just about everything - imposing sound, beautiful legato, oodles of finesse. I can't remember when I last heard the role so magnificently sung.' Independent, 15 March 2009
Muti - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Verdi Requiem
'...the discovery of the evening was Ildar Abdrazakov, whose intriguing Slavic bass plumbed the somber depths of his music with real commitment...' Chicago Tribune, 17 Jan 2009
In the past few years he has established himself worldwide with performances including the reopening concert of La Scala Theatre conducted by Muti, Mefistopheles in Faust (Metropolitan Opera), Mustafa in Italinana in Algerie (Metropolitan, San Francisco, Washington and Rome Opera), Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor including the HD world broadcast (Metropolitan Opera) Don Giovanni and Leporello (Metropolitan and Washington Opera), Assur in Semiramide (Berlin and Madrid) as well as Figaro (LA) and Moise et Pharaon (La Scala).
Concert engagements include the Orchestra Filharmonica of La Scala, the Orchestre National de France with Muti, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Chailly, the Orchestra di Santa Caecilia and Pappano and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Muti.
Ildar Abdrazakov at Nicola-Fee Bahl Management