Askar Abdrazakov was born in Ufa, capital of Bashkortostan in Russia. After graduating from the Ufa State Conservatoire he undertook a postgraduate study at the Moscow State Conservatoire and won several competitions. In 1994 he was invited to sing Puccini’s Messa di Gloria at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire under the baton of V.Fedoseyev and to perform at the Bregenz Festival in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia. The same year he made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Konchak (Prince Igor). Askar Abdrazakov has performed at the world’s greatest opera houses, among them the Bolshoi Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera, the Washington Opera, Teatro alla Scala Milano, Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, NHK Hall in Tokyo, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Teatro Real in Madrid, Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Hamburger Staatsoper, Megaron Hall in Athens, Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro Comunale in Firenze, Teatro Regio and Teatro Massimo in Turin, Arena di Verona. The singer’s vast repertoire include the title roles of Boris Godunov and Attila, Filippo II (Don Carlo), Zaccaria (Nabucco), Banco (Macbeth), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Don Quichotte, Méphisto (Faust), Mefistofele (Mefistofele), Dosifey and Khovansky (Chovanschina), Kochubei (Mazepa), Konchak (Prince Igor), Narbal (Les Troyens), Sparafucile, Gremin, Faraone (Rossini: Mose), Don Basilio, Don Giovanni and Leporello (Don Giovanni).