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Opera stars to perform in Dubai

29 August 2017 [17:05] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Russian opera superstar Anna Netrebko and Honored Artists of Azerbaijan Yusif Eyvazov and Elchin Azizov will perform at the Dubai Opera stage on September 21.

The event is organized as part of a series of events of the Dubai Opera in collaboration with United Promoters and Idili Live.

The program will include classical works of opera masterpieces by Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Leoncavallo and many others, Trend Life reported.

The Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko was awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation. Time magazine placed her on its Time 100 list in 2007.

She was identified by the journal Musical America as "a genuine superstar for the 21st century" and was named 'Musician of the Year' for 2008.

This year she was named the best singer in 2017 at the International Opera Awards in London. In July 2017, Russian opera singer Anna Netrebko took the lead in the list of Russian top-earning musicians, according to Forbes Magazine.

Yusif Eyvazov received his musical education at the Baku Academy of Music. In 1997, he moved to Italy and continued his studies there. He performed as Canio in Los Angeles Opera’s production of Pagliacci conducted by Plácido Domingo, made his first appearances at the Metropolitan Opera and the Wiener Staatsoper singing Calaf in Turandot, and debuted at both the Paris Opera and at the Staatsoper Berlin as Manrico in Il Trovatore.

He was awarded the Grand Prix of the International Opera Competition in Milan in 2008. Later Elchin won the VI International Vocalists' Bulbul Award in Baku in 2012. His name is included in the book "The best tenor of the world".

Yusif Eyvazov married to Anna Netrebko in 2015.

Born in Baku, Elchin Azizov 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.

He performed as Escamillo in Carmen, title role in Eugene Onegin, Ibn-Hakia in Iolanta, Doctor Falke in Die Fledermaus  etc.

Azizov is the winner of the Second 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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