Kazakhstan born tenor Kudaibergen Abildin made his debut at Oper Frankfurt in the summer of 2022, singing Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi. He joined our Ensemble in 2022/23, during which he sang Tamino & Lukasch in new productions of Die Zauberflöte & Tchaikovsky’s Die Zauberin / The Sorceress and Lenski in Eugene Onegin. During the 2023/24 season you can hear him as a Messenger & Pipo in new productions of Aida and Offenbach's The Bandits, Lerma / Herald in Don Carlos and repeating his portrayal of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. He studied at the College of Arts in Karaganda before going to the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana and then the Conservatoire in Maastricht for his masters in 2018. He then graduated from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. His repertoire includes Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Camille de Rosillon (Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow), Rodolfo (La Bohème) and Alfredo (La traviata). He has won many international competitions and prizes including the 2022 Golden Viktoria at the 11th DEBUT Classic Singing Competition, the Eva Randová Award, a diploma at the Rita Gorr Competition in Ghent and the Elena Obraztsova Competition in St. Petersburg and taken part in masterclasses held by people including Sergei Leiferkus, Pyotr Dvorsky, Eva Randova, Larissa Diadkova, Tatiana Smelekova and Barbara Haveman and appeared in concert in the land of his birth, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Belgium and Russia.