People’s Artist of Azerbaijan
Elchin Azizov

Born in Baku. In 1997, graduated from the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art as film director.

In 2005—07 studied at the Summer Academy of Mozarteum University in Salzburg (classes of Richard Miller, Alessandro Mishashi). Between 2005 and 2007 trained at the Opera studio, part of the Baku Academy of Music named after Uzeyir Hajibeyov (class of Azad Aliev).

In 2007 received training at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre (class of Badri Maisuradze). Since 2008 has been a soloist of the opera troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre. 

Medal from the International Union of Music People (Moscow)
Title of People’s Artist of Azerbaijan
4th prize of the 3rd International Byul-Byul Competition (Baku)
2nd prize at the 2nd Galina Vishnevskaya International Competition for Opera Singers (Moscow)
Title of Honoured Artist of Azerbaijan

Winner of the International Professional Music Award BraVo


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)
Renato (Un Ballo in maschera)
Mazeppa (Mazeppa )
Scarpia (Tosca)
Miller (Luisa Miller)

Also in his repertoire

Onegin (Eugene Onegin)
Iago (Otello, concert performance)
Amonasro (Aida) 
Count di Luna (Il trovatore)
Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier, concert performance)
Macbeth (Macbeth)
Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra)
Aleko (Aleko)
Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana)


Performed in productions at the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the Theater an der Wien, the Reims Opera House, the Opéra National de Lyon, the Theatre of Limoges (France), Teatro Regio in Turin, the Hungarian State Opera House, the Polish National Opera, the Grand Theatre in Warsaw, Greek National Opera, the Israeli Opera, the National Opera of Chile, the Shanghai Grand Theatre, the Mikhailovsky Theatre, as well at leading concert venues, such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York), the Seoul Concert Palace, the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and the Moscow International House of Music.

Participated in the opera festival in Savonlinna (Finland), the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Chorégies d’Orange, the festivals at the Opéra de Lyon and others.

Collaborated with many famous conductors, such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Charles Dutoit, Jader Bignamini, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Kirill Petrenko and Peter Feranec.

Appeared in films (Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey). Directed several films and theatre productions.  

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM