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Elchin Azizov (Baritone)

Biography

Season 2019-20 includes new appearances of Azerbaijani baritone Elchin Azizov at Metropolitan Opera in New York – as Paolo in Simon Boccanegra and Lescaut in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

Within seasons 2018-2020, he participates in Samson et Dalila and Iolanta at Metropolitan Opera.

In seasons 2017-18 debuted as Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth at Opera de Lyon and the role of Scarpia in Tosca at Opera Nacional de Chili.

Together with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov sang with big success the role of Gerard in a concert performance of Andrea Chenier in Budapest in December 2017.

Also, he participated in Netrebko and Eyvazov Halfworld Around Tour, that took place in Japan, New Zeeland, Australia, China, South Korea and Dubai in September-October 2017.

Last year engagements included Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (High Priest in Samson et Dalila), Opéra-Théatre de Limoges (Conte de Luna in Il Trovatore), Municipal Teatro Sant Santiago, Chili (Amonasro in Aida), Theatre an der Wien (Ibn Khakia, Iolanta).  Also performed “The Bells” by Rachmaninoff with Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra in Washington.

In 2015 made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Ibn-Hakia in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and received in immediate re-invitation.

In 2009 debuted as Jago in the concert performance at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory Great Hall with Maestro Vladimir Fedoseev. Participated in the production of Tsar’s Bride at the Royal Opera Covent Garden with Maestro Mark Elder.

Participated in the Rostropovich International Festival in Baku in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

From 2008 – principal soloists at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow where he has sung among others Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Escamillo (Carmen), Germont (La Traviata), Ibn Khakia (Iolanta), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut – together with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvasov), Misgir (Snow Maden),  Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Prince Igor (Igor), Gryaznoj (Tsar’s Bride), Tomsky (Pick Dame).

From 2007 – soloists at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Academy and Center (professor – Badri Maisuradze).

In August 2005 entered the Summer Academy “Mozarterum in Salzburg, during 2006-2006 had studied with Alessandro Milashi.

In 1997 graduated the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan.

 

Repertoire in Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow)

Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta
Escamillo (Carmen
Leandro (The Love for Three Oranges
Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus
Grigory Gryaznoy (The Tsar’s Bride
Tomsky, Zlatogor (The Queen of Spades
Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov
Giorgio Germont (La Traviata
Igor Svyatoslavich (Prince Igor
Rodrigo (Don Carlo
Lescaut (Manon Lescaut
Misgir (The Snow Maiden)

Tours

He has appeared in Moscow, Yaroslavl, Archangelsk, Vienna, Salzburg, Milan, Paris. 
In December 2007, he took part in the I International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in Baku. 

He has acted in movies (Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey) and is the director of several films and theatre productions. 

Among engagements of the 2017/18 season: Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta) at the Savonlinna Opera Festival (Bolshoi Theatre tour, conductor Tugan Sokhiev), Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier) at the Hungarian State Opera (in concert, conductor Jader Bignamini), Macbeth at the Festival d’Opéra, Lyon and Scarpia (Tosca) at the Ópera Nacional de Chile, Santiago. 

Awards

Azizov is the winner of the 2nd Prize of The International Opera Singers Contest of Galina Vishnevskaya (2008), and the 4th Prize of The International Opera Singers Contest of Bulbul in Baku (2005).





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