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28 February, Friday

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World opera stars will come to Ildar Abdrazakov Festival in Ufa


UFA, 13 January 2020. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

The Ildar Abdrazakov International Music Festival will again be held on the stage of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater. As part of the festival, on February 19, the Ufa stage will feature the Giuseppe Verdi's opera Attila, the directing debut by Ildar Abdrazakov. The performance, implemented for a grant of the Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, became one of the most notable theater premieres in 2019 and was included in the long list of the Russian National Theater Award “Golden Mask”.

World opera stars will perform leading parties in the performance. Veronika Dzhioeva, who is one of the most sought-after singers in Russia and abroad, will perform Odabella.

Tenor Luciano Ganchi, known to European audiences as a performer with powerful acting charisma, a master of precise vocal accents, will appear before the audience in the role of Foresto.

Ezio will be played by Russian baritone Sergey Kaydalov, who this year triumphantly won the first prize at the International Music Competition in Oslo and received the award from the Queen of Norway.

Ildar Abdrazakov, the art director of the festival, twice the winner of the Grammy Award, laureate of the Russian National Theater Award Golden Mask, will sing the lead part in the opera.

Artem Makarov, the Honored Artist of Bashkortostan, laureate of the Russian National Theater Award “Golden Mask”  will conduct the event.

The Ildar Abdrazakov Festival is the largest project of the Foundation for the Support of Young Talents and the International Cultural Relations Development, which was founded in 2016. The third festival will be dedicated to the heritage of Giuseppe Verdi.

Recall that the festival starts on February 15 with a concert at the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic  Society in Yekaterinburg. Residents and guests of Kazan will listen to the most famous arias by Giuseppe Verdi on February 21. The Great Hall of the P. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory will host a concert "Verdi Gala" on February 26.

Leila Aralbaeva
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