Askar Amirovich Abdrazakov (Askar Abdrazakov) |

Askar Amirovich Abdrazakov (Askar Abdrazakov) |

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Askar Amirovich Abdrazakov (Askar Abdrazakov) |

Askar Abdrazakov (bass) is a laureate of international competitions, People’s Artist of Bashkortostan, awarded the Gold Medal and the Prize of the Irina Arkhipova Foundation “For outstanding achievements in the performing arts in the last decade of the 2001th century” (2010). From September 2011 to October XNUMX he served as Minister of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Askar Abdrazakov graduated from the Ufa State Institute of Arts (class of Professor, Honored Worker of Culture of Russia M. G. Murtazina). Since 1991 he has been a soloist at the Ufa Opera and Ballet Theater and a post-graduate student at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Professor Irina Arkhipova, People’s Artist of the USSR).

The singer is a laureate of the All-Union Competition. M. Glinka (1991), Unisatransnet International Vocal Competition in Pretoria (South Africa; Grand Prix, 1994), International Competition. Chaliapin (Kazan; 1994st prize, 1995), International Competition named after. Maria Callas in Athens (Greece; Grand Prix, 1998), International Competition. Rachmaninov in Moscow (I prize, XNUMX).

In 1995 A. Abdrazakov made his debut at the Bolshoi Theater of Russia as Don Basilio and Khan Konchak. A significant stage in the singer’s creative career was the world premiere of Slonimsky’s opera “Visions of Ivan the Terrible” (Samara), conducted by M. Rostropovich, in which the artist performed the part of Tsar John. In this production, the singer declared himself as a brilliant performer of modern music. At the Chatelet Theater in Paris, Askar Abdrazakov sang the part of Bonza in Stravinsky’s The Nightingale, which was performed with the BBC Orchestra conducted by the famous composer and conductor P. Boulez. The performance was shown in the largest cities of Europe: Brussels, London, Rome, Seville, Berlin. In April-May 1996, he performed as Gremin in a production of Eugene Onegin at the Verdi Opera House in Trieste (Italy). The singer is in great demand abroad, where he performs the main roles in the productions of leading opera houses: Arena li Verona, Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, Chatelet in Paris, Real in Madrid, Liceu in Barcelona and others (in Toulon – Faust and Mephistopheles in Gounod’s opera, in Lucca, Bergamo and Limoges – Don Giovanni in Mozart’s opera, in Valencia – Priam in Berlioz’s Les Troyens). Askar Abdrazakov became the first singer from Bashkortostan to achieve such fame and popularity abroad.

The artist performed in opera productions and concerts in the Big and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, participated in the festivals “Irina Arkhipova Presents …” held in different cities of Russia, as well as in festivals in Bregenz (Austria), Santander (Spain), Rovello ( Italy), Arena di Verona (Italy), Vladimir Spivakov in Colmar (France). Collaborated with conductors: V. Gergiev, M. Rostropovich, L. Maazel, P. Domingo, V. Fedoseev, M. Ermler, C. Abbado, M. Plasson and others.

The singer’s repertoire includes the leading parts of the bass repertoire, including: Boris (“Boris Godunov” by Mussorgsky), Kochubey (“Mazepa” by Tchaikovsky), Philip II (“Don Carlos” by Verdi), Zacharias (“Nabucco” by Verdi), Don Quixote ( Don Quixote by Massenet), Mephistopheles (Faust by Gounod) and Mephistopheles (Mephistopheles by Boito), Dositheus, Khovansky (Khovanshchina by Mussorgsky), Don Giovanni and Leporello (Don Giovanni by Mozart), Gremin (Eugene Onegin » Tchaikovsky) and others.

On November 1, 2011, Askar Abdrazakov’s solo concert took place, organized by the Irina Arkhipova Foundation. In December 2011, the singer was invited to the jury of the XXIV International Glinka Vocal Competition.

The discography of Askar Abdrazakov is represented by roles in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia, Verdi’s The Force of Destiny and Nabucco, Verdi’s Requiem, and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony.

Source: Moscow Philharmonic website

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