By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani conductor will join the 12th Minsk International
Christmas Opera Forum, Azernews reports. The forum will take place
in Belarus on December 13-18.
Within the forum, Moscow's Helikon-Opera Musical Theater will
present Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot on December 14.
The theater will perform under the baton of Honoured Artist
Ayyub Guliyev, musical director of the Azerbaijan State Opera and
Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini,
posthumously completed by Franco Alfano in 1926, and set to a
libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni.
The opera's best-known aria is Nessun dorma (Let no one sleep),
which became globally popular in the 1990s following Luciano
Pavarotti's performance of it for the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Ayyub Guliyev is the winner of several competitions, including
the International Conducting Competition after B. Lyutoslavckiy in
Belostok in 2006 and the International Conducting Competition after
D. Mitropoulos in Athens in 2008, and many others.
The Honored Artist of Azerbaijan successfully collaborated with
the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (United Kingdom), Hamburg Klassik
(Germany), Radio France, Lamoure, Elios (France) orchestras, the
Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Consilium (Austria), Toscanini
Philharmonic (Italy), Kolors Symphony Orchestra (Greece), Sichuan
and Kunmin Philharmonic Orchestras (China), Danube Orchestra
(Hungary), Russian National Orchestra (RNO), Russian Philharmonic
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
(Croatia), Lithuanian National Orchestra, etc.
In 2018, Ayyub Guliyev was appointed as the chief conductor and
music director of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet
Theater. He is also an associate professor at the Baku Music
In 2021, Ayyub Guliyev signed a contract with music agencies in
Serbia, Slovakia, and Germany.
Several projects have been already implemented as part of this
The composer also signed a contract with the Dutch company
The company is the global leader in personal artist management
of established international artists.
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