1 january, 1975
Elchin Azizov, (Azerbaijani: Elçin Əzizov, born Elchin Yashar ogly Azizov, January 1, 1975) is an Azerbaijani opera baritone, From 1992 to 2001, he was a member of the Parni iz Baku team of the Russian TV show KVN. Since 2008, he has been a soloist at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
Azizov was born in 1975, in Baku. He studied at the Baku University of Art and Culture and obtained his diploma as movie stage director. He continued his studies at the opera studio at the Baku Music Academy (with Azad Aliyev, conductor), and at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (with Richard Miller and Alessandro Misciasci). There after he was a member of Galina Vishnevskaya's Opera Centre in Moscow, with Badri Maisuradze. Since 2008, Azizov has been a soloist at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
He performed as Escamillo in Carmen (Galina Vishnevskaya's Opera Centre, Bolshoi Theatre), the title role in Eugene Onegin (Galina Vishnevskaya's Opera Centre, Bolshoi Theatre, and Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg), Ibn-Hakia in Iolanta, Tomsky in The Queen of Spades, Leandro in Love for Three Oranges, and Doctor Falke in Die Fledermaus (all at the Bolshoi Theatre).
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).