Season 2022-23 included debut as Aleko in the opera “Aleko” by S. Rachmaninoff and as Alfio in Pietro Mascagni’s «Cavalleria rusticana» at the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv . Debuted as Miller in G. Verdi’s opera «Luisa Miller» in a new production at the Bolshoi Theater.

In season 2021-22 participated in concert performance of the opera «Tosca» (Scarpia) together with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eivazov in Budapest. Debuted as Gerard in the opera «André Chénier» by Umberto Giordano at the National Opera of Greece. Participation in the opera “Tosca” (Scarpia) at the Regio Opera Festival in Turin. Sang in Gala concerts together with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov at the Royal Opera House in Madrid and at the Thurn and Taxis Festival in Regensburg.

In season 2020-21 participated in the new production of opera Tosca (Scarpia) by Stefano Poda at the Bolshoi Theater. Debuted as Mazepa in Tchaikovsky’s opera “Mazepa” at the Bolshoi Theater.

Season 2019-20 includes new appearances of Azerbaijani baritone Elchin Azizov at Metropolitan Opera in New York – as Paolo in Simon Boccanegra and Lescaut in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

Within seasons 2018-2020 he participates in Samson et Dalila and Iolanta at Metropolitan Opera.

In seasons 2017-18 debuted as Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth at Opera de Lyon and the role of Scarpia in Tosca at Opera Nacional de Chili.

Together with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov sang with big success the role of Gerard in concert performance of Andrea Chenier in Budapest in December 2017.

Also he participated in Netrebko and Eyvazov Halfworld Around Tour, that took place in Japan, New Zeeland, Australia, China, South Korea and Dubai in September-October 2017.

Last year engagements included Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (High Priest in Samson et Dalila), Opéra-Théatre de Limoges (Conte de Luna in Il Trovatore), Municipal Teatro Sant Santiago, Chili (Amonasro in Aida), Theatre an der Wien (Ibn Khakia, Iolanta). Also performed “The Bells” by Rachmaninoff with Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra in Washington.

In 2015 made his debut as Ibn-Hakia in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and received in immediate re-invitation.

In 2009 debuted as Jago in the concert performance at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory Great Hall with Maestro Vladimir Fedoseev. Participated in the production of Tsar’s Bride at the Royal Opera Covent Garden with Maestro Mark Elder.

Participated in the Rostropovich International Festival in Baku in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

From 2008 – principal soloists at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow where he has sung among others Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Escamillo (Carmen), Germont (La Traviata), Ibn Khakia (Iolanta), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut – together with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvasov), Misgir (Snow Maden), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Prince Igor (Igor), Gryaznoj (Tsar’s Bride), Tomsky (Pick Dame), Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera).

From 2007 – soloists at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Academy and Center (professor – Badri Maisuradze).

In August 2005 entered the Summer Academy “Mozarterum in Salsburg, during 2006-2006 had studied with Alessandro Milashi.

In 1997 graduated the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Apollo 13 in Concert poster



David Zavalkovski