Elchin Azizov

Opera singer, baritone
People's Artist of Azerbaijan

Elchin Azizov

Opera singer, baritone
People's Artist of Azerbaijan

CALENDAR

BOLSHOI THEATRE

Historic stage

12, 14 October

19:00

16 October

14:00

"Don Carlo"

Opera in four acts 12+

Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa

Presented with one interval.
Running time: 3 hours 30 minutes.

BOLSHOI THEATRE

New stage

18, 19 November

19:00

"Iolanta"

Opera in two acts 12+

Ibn-Hakia, a Moorish physician

Presented with one interval.
Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes.

BIOGRAPHY

Hello! You are warmly welcome to my homepage!

My name is Elchin Azizov. I was born in the sunny city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. I was an active child, I participated in various sports clubs and was a soloist of the children’s choir “Jujalarim”. At the age of 12 or 13 I lost my clear ringing voice and stopped singing. However, I fell in love with filmmaking and started studying hard to become a film director.

When I was in high school in 1992, the Russian TV show KVN came into my life and I started singing again. For those who don’t know, KVN has been a popular TV show since the Soviet period. It is a comedy show where the university students show their best in improvisation and humour. By the way, the KVN team “Parni iz Baku”, of which I was a member, became a multiple champion. It won the “Top 10 teams of the 20th century” competition and was awarded the title of “The best team of the 20th century”! The same year I got into the Directing Department of the Azrbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. I was filming a lot. During my studies I was making short films, whereas after graduation I did commercials and presentations.

I could tell you a lot about my acting career and restaurant management up to 2005, and some of you would really be interested in that. But since you are here, most probably you are interested in opera.

I began operatic singing training in 2005. Right after my 30th anniversary I went to the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg. Two-week master-class by the professor of the Oberlin Conservatory, Richard Miller from the USA, made me understand that I was on the right track. At the Mozarteum Academy I met an amazing singing coach, Alessandro Mishashi, who was teaching me for the following year. During that year I spent one month in Salzburg and every other month in Baku. There I was studying with an incredible conductor, the director of the Opera Studio at the Baku Music Academy, professor Azad Aliev.

In November 2006 I was introduced to the great and unique Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya who visited Baku at that time.  It was very exciting.

- Tenor?

- Baritone!

-- Will you sing?

- Yes, I will!

And after I sang, she invited me to study at her Opera Centre in Moscow.

CALENDAR

BOLSHOI THEATRE

Historic stage

12, 14 October

19:00

16 October

14:00

"Don Carlo"

Opera in four acts 12+

Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa

Presented with one interval.
Running time: 3 hours 30 minutes.

BOLSHOI THEATRE

New stage

18, 19 November

19:00

"Iolanta"

Opera in two acts 12+

Ibn-Hakia, a Moorish physician

Presented with one interval.
Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes.

BIOGRAPHY

Hello! You are warmly welcome to my homepage!

My name is Elchin Azizov. I was born in the sunny city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. I was an active child, I participated in various sports clubs and was a soloist of the children’s choir “Jujalarim”. At the age of 12 or 13 I lost my clear ringing voice and stopped singing. However, I fell in love with filmmaking and started studying hard to become a film director.

When I was in high school in 1992, the Russian TV show KVN came into my life and I started singing again. For those who don’t know, KVN has been a popular TV show since the Soviet period. It is a comedy show where the university students show their best in improvisation and humour. By the way, the KVN team “Parni iz Baku”, of which I was a member, became a multiple champion. It won the “Top 10 teams of the 20th century” competition and was awarded the title of “The best team of the 20th century”! The same year I got into the Directing Department of the Azrbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. I was filming a lot. During my studies I was making short films, whereas after graduation I did commercials and presentations.

I could tell you a lot about my acting career and restaurant management up to 2005, and some of you would really be interested in that. But since you are here, most probably you are interested in opera.

I began operatic singing training in 2005. Right after my 30th anniversary I went to the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg. Two-week master-class by the professor of the Oberlin Conservatory, Richard Miller from the USA, made me understand that I was on the right track. At the Mozarteum Academy I met an amazing singing coach, Alessandro Mishashi, who was teaching me for the following year. During that year I spent one month in Salzburg and every other month in Baku. There I was studying with an incredible conductor, the director of the Opera Studio at the Baku Music Academy, professor Azad Aliev.

In November 2006 I was introduced to the great and unique Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya who visited Baku at that time.  It was very exciting.

-- Tenor?

-- Baritone!

-- Will you sing?

- Yes, I will!

And after I sang, she invited me to study at her Opera Centre in Moscow.

TITLES AND AWARDS

  • Winner of the International Professional Music Award BraVo-2022 
  • The  "Commonwealth Star" Award  (December 21, 2021) - the main award of the Commonwealth of Independent States for the highest services in the humanitarian sphere
  • People's Artist of Azerbaijan (May 27, 2018) - for services in the development of Azerbaijani culture
  • Honored Artist of Azerbaijan (September 15, 2011) - for services in the development of Azerbaijani culture
  • Winner of the Galina Vishnevskaya's II International Opera Artists Competition (II prize, Moscow, 2008)
  •  International Union of Musicians Medalist (Moscow, 2006)
  •  "Intellect - 2006" Award (Baku, Azerbaijan)
  • Winner of the III International Byul-Byul Competition (IV prize, Baku, 2005)
  • KVN Super Cup Winner and  "The best team of the 20th century" title holder  (2000)
  • KVN Summer Cup Winner (1995)
  • KVN Higher League Champion ( 1992)

REPERTOIRE

  • Scarpia (“Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini)
  • Grigory Gryaznoy (“The Tsar’s Bride” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)
  • Escamillo (“Carmen” by Georges Bizet)
  • Renato («Un Ballo in Maschera» by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Rodrigo (“Don Carlo” by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Count Tomsky, Zlatogor (“The Queen of Spades” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
  • Lescaut (“Manon Lescaut” by Giacomo Puccini)
  • Ibn-Hakia (“Iolanta” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
  • Igor Svyatoslavich (“Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin)
  • Mizgir (“The Snow Maiden” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)
  • Giorgio Germont (“La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Andrey Shchelkalov (“Boris Godunov” by Modest Mussorgsky)
  • Dr Falke (an operetta “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss)
  • Leandro (“The Love for Three Oranges” by Sergei Prokofiev)
  • Onegin (“Eugene Onegin” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
  • Iago (“Otello” by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Amonasro ("Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Rigoletto (“Rigoletto” by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Carlo Gerard (“Andrea Chenier” by Umberto Giordano)
  • Macbeth (“Macbeth” by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Paolo Albiani (“Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • High Priest of Dagon and Abimelech (”Samson et Dalila” by Camille Saint-Saens

REPERTOIRE

  • Scarpia (“Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini)
  • Grigory Gryaznoy (“The Tsar’s Bride” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)
  • Escamillo (“Carmen” by Georges Bizet)
  • Renato («Un Ballo in Maschera» by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Rodrigo (“Don Carlo” by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Count Tomsky, Zlatogor (“The Queen of Spades” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
  • Lescaut (“Manon Lescaut” by Giacomo Puccini)
  • Ibn-Hakia (“Iolanta” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
  • Igor Svyatoslavich (“Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin)
  • Mizgir (“The Snow Maiden” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)
  • Giorgio Germont (“La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Andrey Shchelkalov (“Boris Godunov” by Modest Mussorgsky)
  • Dr Falke (an operetta “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss)
  • Leandro (“The Love for Three Oranges” by Sergei Prokofiev)
  • Onegin (“Eugene Onegin” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
  • Iago (“Otello” by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Amonasro ("Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Rigoletto (“Rigoletto” by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Carlo Gerard (“Andrea Chenier” by Umberto Giordano)
  • Macbeth (“Macbeth” by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Paolo Albiani (“Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi)
  • High Priest of Dagon and Abimelech (”Samson et Dalila” by Camille Saint-Saens

GALLERY

Photo by Oleg Tegati

Photo by Oleg Tegati

Photo by Oleg Tegati

Photo by Oleg Tegati

Photo by Oleg Tegati

Photo by Oleg Tegati

Photo by Oleg Tegati

Photo by Damir Yusupov

Photo by Damir Yusupov

Photo by Damir Yusupov

Photo by Oles Paritsky

Photo by Oles Paritsky

Photo by Oles Paritsky

Photo by Oles Paritsky

Photo by Oles Paritsky

VIDEOS

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«Un Ballo in Maschera»
by Giuseppe Verdi
Renato's aria.

“Iolanta” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Ibn-Hakia's aria.

“The Tsar’s Bride” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Gryaznoy's aria " S uma neydet krasavitsa".

“The Tsar’s Bride” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Gryaznoy's aria "Stradalitsa nevinnaya, prosti".

“Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin. Aria "Ni sna, ni otdyha".

“Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin. Aria  "Zachem ne pal ya na pole brani".

“Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini
 "Te Deum".

“The Snow Maiden” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Aria "Na tyoplom sinem morye".

“Manon Lescaut” by Giacomo Puccini. Manon and Lescaut's duet. (Manon - Anna Netrebko).

«Mazeppa» by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Aria  "О, Маriya".

“Don Carlo” by Giuseppe Verdi. Rodrigo's death scene. (Don Carlo - Yusif Eyvazov).

KVN. Crocus Hall.

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INTERVIEWS

ELCHIN AZIZOV: "MY WIFE IS MY SYMBOL OF CONFIDENCE IN LIFE"

The singer, the first full-time Azerbaijani soloist in the history of the Bolshoi Theater, talks about how it's never too late to start over.

ELCHIN AZIZOV: THE CARDINAL OF GREAT CHANGES

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change" Albert Einstein.

Elchin Azizov: "If I am on stage, I have to do everything to the maximum.

A conversation about modern opera, the Bolshoi repertoire, teachers, and the important things in the life and profession of every artist.

INTERVIEWS

ELCHIN AZIZOV: "MY WIFE IS MY SYMBOL OF CONFIDENCE IN LIFE"

The singer, the first full-time Azerbaijani soloist in the history of the Bolshoi Theater, talks about how it's never too late to start over.

ELCHIN AZIZOV: THE CARDINAL OF GREAT CHANGES

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change" Albert Einstein.

Elchin Azizov: "If I am on stage, I have to do everything to the maximum.

A conversation about modern opera, the Bolshoi repertoire, teachers, and the important things in the life and profession of every artist.

CONTACTS

Agent in Europe, Asia and USA

CSAM CENTRE STAGE ARTIST MANAGEMENT

Jonathan Letts

Liliia Salpeter

Agent in Russia, advertising/collaboration

Sokolova Maria

© 2022 Elchin Azizov. All righ​​​​​​​​ts reserved.

CONTACTS

Agent in Europe, Asia and USA

CSAM CENTRE STAGE ARTIST MANAGEMENT

Jonathan Letts

Liliia Salpeter

Agent in Russia, advertising/collaboration

Sokolova Maria

© 2022 Elchin Azizov. All rights reserved.