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Ildar Abdrazakov Future at the Bayerische Staatsoper

Ildar Abdrazakov, a renowned Russian bass, has recently decided to withdraw from the upcoming performances of "Boris Godunov" at the Bayerische Staatsoper. The opera company has announced that Ukrainian bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk will step in as a replacement for Abdrazakov.

This development follows a statement released by the Bayerische Staatsoper a few days ago regarding the controversial hiring of Abdrazakov. The company expressed their appreciation for Abdrazakov's artistic abilities but clarified that no further plans were in place for his involvement in the near future. However, they did mention that he has contracts for upcoming performances at the Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Rome Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, and Monte Carlo Opera, indicating that his exclusion is not a universal ban from performing.

Despite his withdrawal from "Boris Godunov," Abdrazakov is still scheduled to perform in two upcoming shows of "Don Carlo" in Munich on July 18 and 31. Following these performances, he will be returning to the stages of the Paris Opera, Monte Carlo Opera, and Opernhaus Zurich in the upcoming season.

Alexander Tsymbalyuk will now join an impressive cast for the production of "Boris Godunov" at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Other notable performers include Ryan Speedo Green, Daria Proszek, Emily Pogorelc, Christina Bock, Gerhard Siegel, Sean Michael Plumb, and Vitalij Kowaljow.


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