The Russia bass Ildar Abdrazakov has withdrawn from the Met and proclaimed his loyalty to the Putin conflict machine.
However the Boston Symphony and Carnegie Corridor have simply introduced him within the roles of Boris Izmailov and Ghost of Boris of their January 2024 manufacturing of Shostakovich’s Woman Macbeth of Mtsensk, carried out by Andris Nelsons.
Kristine Opolais sings the title position, however the remainder of the forged is full of Russians. For Abdrazakov, it might quantity to a Boston debut.
So what happense now?
Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 7 p.m.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano (Katerina Izmailova)
Pavel Černoch, tenor (Sergei)
Sergei Skorokhodov, tenor (Zinovy Izmailov)*
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass (Boris Izmailov and Ghost of Boris)*
Michelle Trainor, soprano (Aksinya)
Matthew DiBattista, tenor (Trainer)
Charles Blandy*, Neil Ferreira, and Yeghishe Manucharyan*, tenors
Charles Blandy, tenor (Drunken Visitor)
Yeghishe Manucharyan, tenor (Coachman)
Andrey Popov, tenor (Shabby Peasant)*
David Kravitz, baritone (Millhand)
Dmytro Kalmuchyn, baritone (Porter)*
Joo Received Kang, baritone (Steward)*
Patrick Guetti, bass (Officer and Sentry)*
Goran Juric, bass (Priest)*
Anatoli Sivko, bass (Chief of Police)*
Sava Vemic, bass (Policeman)*
Tanglewood Competition Refrain,
James Burton, conductor
SHOSTAKOVICH Woman Macbeth of Mtsensk
Sung in Russian with English supertitles