Ildar Abdrazakov Explains Lyric Opera of Chicago Cancelation

By Francisco Salazar

Ildar Abdradazakov has released an explanation for his recent cancelation at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

After canceling performances at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the title role of “Don Giovanni” slated to open Nov. 14 before taking over the title role of “Prince Igor” at the Paris Opera, Abdrazakov has announced that his wife is pregnant.

The bass reposted his wife’s picture stating via social media, “After Ildar’s recent post about cancellation of Don Giovanni in Chicago due to family reasons we have been receiving a lot of anxious messages about family members’ state of health. So we decided to share the news now! We are expecting to welcome another baby to the family this spring! For the time being, I need to be under the supervision of my health provider here in Europe. I appreciate Ildar’s care and help with our children, especially now when I need it so much.  And thank you all for being so solicitous.”

Abdrazakov will perform Borodin’s “Prince Igor” in Paris, with those performances followed by a gala concert alongside soprano Olga Peretyatko. He will also return to the Metropolitan Opera in the winter for Berlioz’s “La Damnation de Faust.”