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2013-05-10 / Recording sessions with world famous bass Ildar Abdrazakov


Recording sessions with world famous bass Ildar Abdrazakov

 On 8-13 th of May, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra holds  recording session with world famous bass Ildar Abdrazakov. In future CD  - arias of Russian composers M. Glinka, P. Tchaikovsky, N. Rimsky - Korsakov, S. Prokofiev, A. Borodin. Orchestra is leading by Constantine Orbelian.


ldar Abdrazakov has quickly established himself as one of opera's most sought-after basses. Since making his La Scala debut in 2001 at only 25, the Russian singer has become a mainstay at leading houses worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and Vienna State Opera. His powerful yet refined voice coupled with his compelling stage presence have prompted critics to hail the two-time Grammy Award-winner as a "sensational bass...who has just about everything - imposing sound, beautiful legato, oodles of finesse" (Independent). Also an active concert artist, he has performed at London's BBC Proms and at Carnegie Hall, as well as with leading international orchestras including the Chicago Symphony and Vienna Philharmonic.

Abdrazakov begins the 2012-13 season portraying two of Mozart's most iconic title characters. First, in September, he appears as the infamous anti-hero in Don Giovanni at the Washington National Opera, and then in October and November, he sings the title role in both Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera. Other opera engagements include The Barber of Seville in Munich, Don Giovanni with the Vienna State Opera, and King Philip in Don Carlo at the Torino Opera. On the concert stage, Abdrazakov sings in Prokofiev's cantata Ivan the Terrible with the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra in Berlin and is a special guest performer at Dmitri Hvorostovsky's 50th birthday gala in St. Petersburg.


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