Stars' recitals with piano



October 30., Sunday 19:30

Hungarian State Opera

Song and aria recital in two parts, with Hungarian and English surtitles

This format was made necessary by life. By size, the Ybl Palace is one of the medium-sized opera houses, but in terms of beauty it is first class, which we further enhance by lighting it gorgeously. On its podium, or the top of its orchestra pit, the soloist can stand almost fully surrounded by the audience, and accompanied by our brand new Steinway – and of course an instrumentalist partner – he can give a most memorable recital featuring his favourite opuses for voice as well as his sensitively interpreted opera arias in the second part after the interval. Although Russian baritone Ildar Abdrazakov is still in his mid-forties, he is already world famous. He has been invited to every major opera house, but he is obviously unable to accept every single invitation. So, it is a privilege that he and his pianist partner Mzia Bachtouridze regularly performing in La Scala chose us.

Featuring Ildar Abdrazakov (bass) and Mzia Bachtouridze (piano)

Я помню чудное мгновение (I remember a wonderful moment)
В крови горит огонь желания (The fire of desire burns in my blood)
Попутная песня (Passing song)

Слеза дрожит (A Tear Trembles)
Нет только тот кто знал (No, only one who knew)
Колыбельная (Lullaby)
Серенада Дон Жуана (Don Juan's Serenade)

В молчаньи ночи тайной (In the silence of the secret night)
Не пой красавица (Do not sing my beauty)
Здесь хорошо (How nice it is here)
Весенние воды (Spring waters)


Don Giovanni – “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” – Leporello’s aria from Act 1
Le nozze di Figaro – “Non più andrai” – Figaro’s aria from Act 1
Don Giovanni – “Deh vieni alla finestra” – Don Giovanni’s canzonetta from Act 2

Attila – “Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima” – Attila's aria from Act 1
Ernani – „Infelice!... e tuo credevi” – Don Silva's cavatina from Act 1
Don Carlo – “Ella giammai m'amò…” – Philip II’s aria from Act 4

ROSSINI: Il barbiere di Siviglia – “La calunnia è un venticello” – Don Basilio's aria from Act 1


Hungarian State Opera
Oct. 30, 2022
Start time
7:30 p.m.
End time
9:30 p.m.


Hungarian State Opera