Dovlet Nurgeldiyev studied singing in Turkmenistan before continuing his studies in The Netherlands at Tilburg and at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where was awarded his master’s degree. In 2009 he was awarded a prize at the Stella Maris Singing Competition, which included a recording with Deutsche Grammophon.
Joined the International Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera in 2008 where he made an immediate impact with his first night debut as Fenton in Falstaff. In 2010 he became an ensemble member of the same house and has been singing major roles there ever since.
He has performed at the Bavarian State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opéra de Montpellier, Opéra National de Lyon, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Opéra de Lausanne, the Hungarian State Opera, Polish National Opera, Santa Fe Opera.
He has performed with such orchestras as the Orchestre National de Montpellier, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the MDR Orchestra, and the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dovlet has worked with conductors including Marco Armiliato, Kent Nagano, Jean Christophe Spinosi, Ivor Bolton, Bertrand de Billy, Asher Fisch, Simone Young, Constantin Trinks, Lothar Zagrosek, Christopher Moulds and with stage directors including Willy Decker, David Alden, David Pouteney, Peter Konwitschny, Jean-Paul Scarpitta, Harry Kupfer, Andreas Homoki, Steven Pimlott and Doris Dörrie.
In 2023 he made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni).