As Giorgio Germont in La Traviata. Venera Gimadieva as Violetta Valéry.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Giorgio Germont in La Traviata. Venera Gimadieva as Violetta Valéry.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
In the title part in Prince Igor. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
In the title part in Prince Igor. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Rodrigo in Don Carlo. Andrea Caré as Don Carlo.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Rodrigo in Don Carlo. Andrea Caré as Don Carlo.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Escamillo in Carmen. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Escamillo in Carmen. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Escamillo in Carmen. Agunda Kulaeva as Carmen.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Escamillo in Carmen. Agunda Kulaeva as Carmen.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Lescaut in Manon Lescaut. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Lescaut in Manon Lescaut.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Misgir in The Snow Maiden. Anna Nechaeva as Kupava. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Misgir in The Snow Maiden.
Anna Nechaeva as Kupava.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Nearest performances

La Traviata 1 November3 November5 November
Don Carlo 16 November18 November
The Tsar’s Bride 22 November
Carmen 29 November
The Snow Maiden 13 December15 December
Iolanta 23 December24 December

Awards

4th prize-winner at the 3rd International Byul-Byul Competition (Baku, 2005).
He was awarded the International Union of Music People medal (Moscow, 2006).
2nd prize-winner at the 2nd Galina Vishnevskaya International Competition for Opera Singers (Moscow, 2008).

						

Biography

Born in Baku. In 1997, he graduated from the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art with the profession of film director.
In August 2005, he enrolled at the Summer Academy of the Mozarteum University (Salzburg, Richard Miller’s class), from 2006-2007, he studied with Alessandro Misciasci.
In 2005-2007, he did a special course at the Opera studio attached to the Baku Academy of Music where he studied under the direction of Azad Aliev.
In 2007, he became a probationer and soloist at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre (teacher — Badri Maisuradze), where he made his debut in the role of Escamillo (Georges Bizet’s Carmen).
Since 2008, he has been a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

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.