Alik ABDUKAYUMOV  Bariton
 
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

'It was a great joy to see and hear Alik Abdukayumov again, whose unique divine baritone voice has a magnificent timbre. With his impressive stage presence he gave an extreme differentiated and human portrayal of prince Igor.' Der neue Merker

The press wrote on Alik Abdukayumov’s debut as FÜRST IGOR in spring 2016 at the Popular Opera Vienna. Since the season 2010/2011 he regularly performs in here such roles as PETER (Hänsel und Gretel), ESCAMILLO, MICHELE (Il Tabarro), TONIO (I Pagliacci ) and GIORGIO GERMONT. In the season 2017/2018 he is FRANZ in Verdi’s ‘I Masnadieri’

Guest performances brought the baritone also to the Busdapest State Opera as PAOLO in ‘Simone Boccanegra’, FORD in Falstaff, LEPORELLO in Don Giovanni and MARCELLO in la Bohème. MARCELLO he also sang at the Opéra de Montpellier. He enjoyed huge successes as KOTHNER, GEISTERBOTE (Frau ohne Schatten). He was LEPORELLO and FIGARO at the Opera House Graz. Besides, he sang FIGARO at the Stuttgart State Opera. And he succeeded in LEPORELLO at the Eutin Festival and the Hamburg State Opera.

Subsequently, the young singer won the First and the 2nd Prize and additional Special Prizes at more then ten national and international Singing Contests – awards for an exceptional voice. In summer 2007 he was a semi-finalist at the international Domingo Singing Contest OPERALIA in Paris. Alik made his German debut at the age of 26 as Posa in Don Carlo at the International Chiemgau Music Festival.

Since 2007 Alik Abdukayumov regularly sings at the Linz Opera House, where he performs such roles as EUGEN ONEGIN, LESCAUT, GIORGIO GERMONT, EDUARD (News of the Day), POLICE INSPECTOR (Lady Macbeth of Mzensk), RENATO and many others. Soon he became the public’s favourite here. In 2009/201 he returned to Linz as SHARPLESS and LINDORF/COPPELIUS/DR.MIRAKEL/DAPERTUTTO. In these very roles, he also impresses at the Düsseldorf Rhine Opera .

Alik Abdukayumov is also very much in demand as a concert singer. He was already heard with compositions of Bach, Händel, Orff, Stravinsky and Saint-Saens in France and Russia and in 2007 in Tokyo together with Elena Obraztsova. With the Bruckner Orchestra he sang Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and with the Dresdner Philharmonics he sang MAMMA AGATA in Viva la Mamma. The baritone works with such producers as Alexander Schulin, Johannes Erath, Olivier Tambosi, Marco Arturo Marelli, Andrea Moses, Uwe Laufenberg, Vera Nemirova … and conductors such as Ivan Anguélov, Dennis Russel Davies, Johannes Fritzsch, Michael Sanderling, Keri-Lynn Wilson…

Since the season 2012/2013 Alik performs at the Weimar National Theatre roles like SHAKLOWITY in Chowanschtschina, SHARPLESS, GERMONT, FORD, ALBERT in Werther, HEERRUFER, PAPAGENO, MARCELLO, FRANCESCO in Verdi’s ‚I Masnadieri‘ and JAGO. He sang KOTHNER at the Erfurt Theatre. And as ENRICO in ‚Lucia di Lammermoor’ he made his debut in the season 2015/16 at the Chemnitz Opera House. This very role he also performed at the Opera House Leipzig in the season 2016/17.

 

 
 
 
REPERTOIRE
v.Beethoven 9. Sinofonie  
Bizet Carmen Escamillo
Henze Neues vom Tage Eduard
Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel Peter
Leoncavallo I Pagliacci Tonio
Massenet Manon Lescaut
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Figaro
Mozart Don Giovanni Leporello
Mussorgski Chowanschtschina Schaklowityj
Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann Lindorf, Coppelius,
Dr. Mirakel, Dapertutto
Puccini Il Tabarro Michele
Puccini Madama Butterfly Sharpless
Schostakowitsch Lady Macbeth Polizeikommissar
Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten Geisterbote
Tschaikowsky Eugen Onegin Onegin
Verdi La Traviata Giorgio Germont
Verdi Falstaff Ford
Verdi Un ballo in maschera Renato
Verdi Don Carlos Posa
Wagner Die Meistersinger Kothner
     
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Weimar National Theatre – Fidelio - PIZARRO
The most consistent figure was created by Alik Abdukayumov. His Pizarro also vocally emitted dark evilness.
Opernwelt 5/2017 - Wolfgang Schreiber
Alik Abdukayumov, brilliant as a Pizarro with abysmal malice wiht every ferinement.
Thüringer Allgemeine
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Don Pizarro in Mafialook (with dashing power: Alik Abdukayumov).
NMZ
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Nationaltheater Weimar - Eine Italienerin in Algier - TADDEO
The baritone portrayed Taddeo with great enthusiasm. Such a rich and noble voice like Abdukayumov s is seldom heard. The singer is predestinated to sing the belcanto repertoire including Verdi.
Christoph Karner, Der neue Merker, November 2016
The "pappataci" calls, which he alternately sings with his congenial baritone collegue Alik Abdukayumov, playing Taddeo with great thusiasm, at the end of the opera, will be remembered for a long time. Such a colourful and noble voice as it is Abdukayumov's, is seldom heard. The singer is truely predestinated for the belcanto repertoire.
Der neue Merker
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Taddeo alias Alik Abdukayumov truely counters Isabella, he isn't just whining.
Die Deutsche Bühne
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Theater Erfurt - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - KOTHNER
Alik Abdukayumov is a fine-sounding Kothner
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Vienna Popular Opera - PRINCE IGOR
'It was a great joy to see and hear Alik Abdukayumov again, whose unique divine baritone voice has a magnificent timbre. With his impressive stage presence he gave an extreme differentiated and human portrayal of prince Igor.'
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Nationaltheater Weimar - Der Freischütz - OTTOKAR
'The trio of the guardians with Alik Abdukayumov's Ottokar, Sebastian Campiones Kuno and Daeyoung Kims Eremit meets with every requirement of the roles and with great spirit it satisfies the acting demands'
Opernnetz, Achim Dombrowski
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Chemnitz Opera House - Lucia di Lammermoor - ENRICO
In full possession of his powerful, perfectly trained voice, which at the most needs a slight final touch, concerning its noblesse, the Usbekian Alik Abdukayumov brought an Enrico Ashton of the highest caliber on stage. There was nothing left to be desired.
Joachim Weise - Der neue Merker
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'…the baritone Alik Abdukayumov in the role of Enrico, whose vocal performance can only be named world-class. The rich, warm sound of his voice, the brilliant peaks, the wonderful mezza-voce. All this brought him already after his aria „Cruda funesta smania“ a big applause from the audience.
Der Neue Merker
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'... and is truely was a cantonal festival - with as highlight Alik Abdukayumov, who brought on stage an Enrico Ashton, with a mighty voice like a rage-glowing vulcano. That btought him thunderous applause.'
www.freiepresse.de
'... and became a lot of spontaneous applause and bravos, just like the baritone Alik Abdukayumov.'
Chemnitzer Morgenpost
Mannheim National Theatre - Lola runs - MANNI
'Alik Abdukayumov portrays Manni with a wonderful baritone voice. In the torment pose, he fully succeeds in impressing the audience. '
Der neue Merker
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Nationaltheater Weimar - Die Räuber - FRANZ
'But if you become the opportunity to see a true, top-quality Verdi baritone like Alik Abdukayumov, who is also a great actor, in the role of Francesco, any distracton from the singing and the acting means a great loss. In his first appearance in the first act „Vecchio! Spiccai da te quell´odiato primogenito tuo!” he was able to pull out all the stops. And in the aria „La sua lampada vitale“ his imcomparably smooth and highly individually colored, unique timbre and his exemplary phrasing stood out especially well.'
Der neue Merker
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'His son Franz looks just like a right wing populist. He leads a Pegida demonstration and in his nightmares, he meets glittering women with burkas. ... The soloists sing all togehter outstandingly great opera in belcanto style, without ever capitulating. They put a lot of character in their voices.'
Thüringer Allgemeine
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MACBETH concertant - Vienna
For the title role she succeeded in gaining Alik Abdukayumov , who especially come from Weimar for this occasion. It's the first time the baritone sings the role of Macbeth and he ensured the enthusiastic audience an unmatched listening experience. His powerful voice has a particularly noble timbre, sounding world class both in the opulent deep and the brilliant high notes. Undoubtedly, this singer, who is also a very good and intelligent actor, has one of the most beautiful baritone voices of our time. It was repeatedly confirmed by the competent audience that his singing reminds of many of his great famous predecessors. In future Alik Abdukayumov is in for great things, hopefully also in Vienna.
Merker Online
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Nationaltheater Weimar - La Bohème Marcello
'Among the gentlemen Alik Abdukayumov as eloquently sonorous Marcello ist the most impressive.'
NMZ
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Weimar National Theatre - Madama Butterfly - SHARPLESS - June 2013
'... just like the consul (vocally extremely impressive: Alik Abdukayumov).'
OPERNWELT, August 2013
'In the next scene consul Sharpless, brilliantly portrayed by Alik Abdukayumov wants to hand over the letter to Pinkerton. ...the character of Sharpless perfectly fits him, both dramatically - he convincinly expresses sympathy, compassion but also his inability to change the situation for the better- and vocally. He sings marvellous legato bows, in which his wonderful, velvet timbre reaches its full impact. As Sharpless Alik Abdukayumov is certainly an ideal cast.'
Der neue Merker - Christoph Karner
Der Mantel - MICHELE - Volksoper Wien - 2013
'Really good is Alik Abdukayumov as Michele. A young baritone from Taschkent, Usbekistan with a rich, wonderfully flowing velvet voice but also sufficient volume and drama to rise above the orchestral swell. Complements to the mask. Even sitting in the first row, Michele really looked old. And his portrayal of the human being, suffering in body and soul simply was magnificent.'
Elena Habermann, Der Neue Merker, April 12
La Bohème - MARCELLO - Opéra de Montpellier - December 2012
'Alik Abdukayumov sings Marcello with a sonourously rich voice and a beautiful timbre.'
Harault du Jour
' ... especially Alik Abdukayumov's expressive Marcello.'
Midi Libre
'Alik Abdukayumov is provided with a sonourous, flexible voice and pleasant looks: partucularly in the contradutions of the tird act, the humanity of his character becomes very credible.'
Forumopera
'Alik Abdukayumov with his marvellously focussed, sonour voice and his strong stange presence'
Opéra
'Alik Abdukayumov has a smooth, sonorous baritone voice and an appealing appearence. Especially the humanity of his character, that clearly shows in the contradictions in the third act, is very convincing.'
The Opera Critic
Falstaff - FORD - Weimar National Theatre
'Alik Abdukayumov as Falstaff's antagonist, gave a vocally brilliant performance with perfect acting. He has a warm, colourful baritone of noble timbre, who alwys interpretes with great musicality. His big aria in the 2nd act 'è sogno? O realtà' was one of the highlights of the evening. This way of singing is highly addictive. Alik Abdukayumov is not a stranger to Vienna; in the last season he celebrated great triumphs at the Vienna Popular Opera as Escamillo, Tonio, in 'Der Bajazzo' and Father Germont and Michele in ' Der Mantel'. Let's hope we can hear this singer again soon in Vienna.'
Christoph Karner, Der neue Merker, Vienna
Don Giovanni - LEPORELLO - Eutin Festival - August 2011
“ ...anyway the colorful mixture of outstandingly beautiful voices surely was impressive and reminds of former successes on Eutin's 'green hill'. ...Alik Abdukayumov is a brilliant Leporello.“
Der neue Merker
Il Trovatore - CONTE DI LUNA - Linz Municipal Theatre - May 2011
„Alik Abdukayumov was a very convincingly acting and intensely singing Luna. His stable, melodious voice is abundant with modulations.”
Der neue Merker
The Cloak - MICHELE – Vienna Popular Opera - March 2011
„Alik Abdukayumov was an excellent Michele, showing a mature, dark baritone, gripping in his narrative.”
Opera News
„'The Usbek Alik Abdukayumov received standing ovations. Tthe Usbek singer, who already is the audience's favorite in Graz, takes an almost lyrical-dramatic approach to the role. He has a gritty "cavalier baritone voice ", whose appeal lies in its perfect voice placement ,its beautiful timbre and its elegant phrasing. He just might be an ideal future Posa, Luna or Valentin. The Vienna Popular Opera succeeded in finding a tremendous dual casting for the leading part of 'The Cloak”
Der neue Merker
„Alik Abdukayumov sang the Michele and caused an extremely positive surprise. He has a beautiful, gritty baritone and sang the role in a more lyrical way, presenting a human being who, after having restrained his feelings for quite a long time, suddenly explodes“
Der neue Merker
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - KOTHNER –
Graz Opera House – November 2009
„... ALIK ABDUKAYUMOV as Fritz Kother delighted the audience with his big voice and his joyous acting.“
Der neue Merker
Frau ohne Schatten –MESSENGER- Opernhaus Graz Opera House - 2011
'Also very good all the medium parts, first and foremost the powerful spirit-messenger Alik Abdukayumov, who also leads the voices of the guards'
Die Presse Wien
„...with impressive vocal power Alik Abdukayumov added authoritiy to the spirit-messenger.“
Kleine Zeitung Graz
The Tales of Hoffmann–THE FOUR VILAINS– Linz Municipal Theatre
“... the audience also showed great enthusiasm for the Four Villains of the day, Lindorf/Coppélius/Miracle/Dapertutto, sung by Alik Abdukayumov, with his captivating, gorgeously shining baritone.“
Der neue Merker
„Alik Abdukayumov in the role of the Four Villains, shone with his powerful, softly timbred, secure baritone...”
Oberösterreich Nachrichten
„Alik Abdukayumov presented a big, strinkingly beautiful batitone: which brought him a rightly deserved personal succes.”
Volksblatt
Un ballo in machera - RENATO – Linz Municipal Theatre
“ Anzolini meticulously directed the singer ensemble, from which the baritone Alik Abdukayumov stood out above the rest. His acting of Renato was an unqualified success, vocally full of excessive verve.”
OÖ Nachrichten
„Great accolade for Alik Abdukayumov as Renato. His sonorous, noble voice was the highlight of the premiere. “
Neues Volksblatt
 
 
 
SZENENFOTOS
Nationaltheater Weimar - Fidelio - PIZARRO
 
Nationaltheater Weimar - Fidelio - PIZARRO
 
Simona Boccanegra - PAOLO
 
Nationaltheater Weimat - Eine Italienerin in Algier - TADDEO
 
Openhaus Chemnitz - Lucia di Lammermoor - ENRICO ASHTON
 
Openhaus Chemnitz - Lucia di Lammermoor - ENRICO ASHTON
 
Nationaltheater Weimar - Lola rennt - MANNI
 
Nationaltheater Weimar - Die Räuber - FRANZ
 
Nationaltheater Weimar - Werrther - ALBERT - January 2014
 
Staatsoper Budapest - Falstaff - FORD
 
Staatsoper Budapest - Don Giovanni - LEPORELLO
 
Staatsoper Budapest - Don Giovanni - LEPORELLO
 
Staatsoper Budapest - Don Giovanni - LEPORELLO
 
Staatsoper Budapest - Simona Boccanegra - PAOLO
 
Landestheater Linz - Il Trovatore - CONTE DI LUNA
 
Landestheater Linz - Il Trovatore - CONTE DI LUNA
 
Opernhaus Graz - Don Giovanni - LEPORELLO
 
Nationaltheater Weimar - Falstaff
Foto Erhard Driesel
 
Nationaltheater Weimar - Falstaff
Foto Erhard Driesel
 
 
 
INTERVIEWS - PORTRAITS
 
Der Neue Merker (deutsch)
Die Kleine Zeitung - March 2010 (deutsch)