Russian Arias for Bass
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov: Coronation Scene (8:18)
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass; Kaunas State Choir & Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra / Constantine Orbelian
On his debut solo recording, Ildar Abdrazakov returns to his Russian roots, celebrating the iconic bass roles that are the hallmark of his homeland’s operatic heritage. The new album offers music by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rubinstein, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. It serves as a fitting companion to Abdrazakov’s title role debut in a new production of Prince Igor at the Metropolitan Opera.