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Borodina, Abdrazakov to give concert for Washington Nat'l Opera with Domingo conducting

Fans of Russian singers will want to take note of a concert next month featuring Olgar Borodina, whose sumptuous mezzo is a force to be reckoned with, and her husband, the excellent bass Ildar Abdrazakov.

The event is being presented by Washington National Opera; Borodina and Abdrazakov starred in the company's 2006 production of "The Italian Girl in Algiers."

WNO general director (and pretty good tenor) Placido Domingo will conduct the program, which, naturally, includes a lot of Russian fare -- works by Glinka, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev.

There's also room for some Rossini, Verdi, Ponchielli, Bizet and Cilea, so don't expect to get home early that night.

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The concert is at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets are $30 to $140. More info here.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA

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