Evez Bakhashali Abdullayev


An Honored Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Laureate of the Presidential Prize of Azerbaijan, Evez Abdulayev was born in Baku in 1976. In 1993, Eviz matriculated at the National Aviation Academy, but soon decided to devote his life to music. From 2002 to 2005 he studied at the Baku Academy of Music. Beginning in 2004 he was a the lead soloist of the Mamedova Opera Studio; in 2005 he became a soloist at the State Choir Capella of Azerbaijan. In 2005 he won the republic-wide competition of Russian song, and was a laureate of the Byulbyul International Competition of Vocalists.

In 2006 Evez became lead soloist of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, as well as a soloist of the Presidential Military Demonstration Orchestra. His repertoire of roles includes: Marcello (La Boheme), Scarpia (Tosca), Sharpless (Madame Butterfly), Germont (La Traviata), Count di Luna (Il Trovatore), Amonasro (Aida), Rigoletto (Rigoletto), Nabucco (Nabucco), Silvio (Pagliacci), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), and Figaro (Barber of Seville). With the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra he has also performed solo roles in Mozart's "Requiem," Brahms' "German Requiem," Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Orf's canata "Carmina Burana," Adigezalov's oratorio "Chanakkale," and Rakhmaninov's cantata "Spring".

Evez also performed in concerts for the Azerbaijan Day of Culture in Russia, France, Italy, Germany and Austria.

Performances with the RNO

September 2010

In Russia

12 Sun

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall





St. John of Damascus Cantata
Symphony No. 9

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir

Dinara Alieva, Soprano

Evez Bakhashali Abdullayev, Baritone

Mass Choir "500 Voices"

2010 RNO Grand Festival

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace