Azerbaijan Ambassador: Gulshan Ibadova

FFM Ambassador for Azerbaijan

Gulshan Ibadova

Gulshan Ibadova, Azerbaijan
International Ambassador for Azerbaijan

” The Miracle of Love ” is a Classical Pop Ballad composed for especially for Gulshan. In this ballad the singer is
dreaming of the image of a young woman who is looking up at a starry sky. Inspired by her own maternal
instincts she sings words of endearment to the child whom she yearns who may one day still come.

PGULSHAN IBADOVA
SOPRANO
Azerbaijan.Baku.Khatai rayon. R.Bagirov 39.2
Tel: +994557280116, +905511536452
e-mail: gulshanibadova.gi@gmail.com

BIOGRAPHY
Critically acclaimed Gulshan Ibadova is an Azerbaijani soprano born in the Russian Federation who subsequently moved to Azerbaijan in 1992. Azerbajani soprano from Baku, has come a long way since she started her singing career at the tender age of six.

While she attended school, Gulshan sang in churches to pay for her singing lessons. At the age of fifteen she was noticed by Elmira Kuliyeva, one of the eminent voice teachers in the country. Gulshan received lessons and encouragement to follow her dream of becoming a famous singer.

She participated in numerous competitions, being awarded first prize wherever she sang. She was offered scholarships to study abroad, but continued to study under her mentor, Elmira Khulieva. By the age of seventeen she was introduced to musical comedy which allowed her to get involved in several musical productions; an experience which proved to be invaluable in her career.

There she entered the BAKU MUSIC ACADEMY named after UZEIR GADJIBEKOV, the prominent Azerbaijani composer. She studied under Elmiram Khulieva in the concervatory. During her first year she was invited to sing in concerts for the Philharmonic society which included performances organised for Embassies of different countries.

Gulshan’s first operatic role was in AIDA in which she sang the title role Upon graduation from high school Gulshan enrolled in the Conservatory at the Baku Music Academy where she continued her singing studies under Elmira Kuliyeva. Her big break came when she auditioned for the title role in Aida.

Her success as Aida opened the doors to more opportunities, both locally and internationally. She took part in the international competition ‘The Voice’ in 2016 to great acclaim. She describes the standing ovation by the audience and the judges as a crowning moment in her life.

Her work with international composers has led to many of them dedicating compositions specially for her. Gulshan is also involved in innovative projects such as singing in the first Azerbaijan Rock Opera. Since her debut she is actively collaborating with RIDVAN SADIRKHANOV , her voice coach and composer, in conjunction with concertmaster RENA AGAYEVA. Several national and international composers have dedicated compositions for her.

Gulshan speaks English, Russian, Italian, Turkish and Azerbaijani. Gulshan is an artist with a big heart. Remembering her humble beginning, she strives to reach out to those less fortunate than her and her desire is to create a better place for those whose lives she touches. Her performances are available on YouTube. The links are listed on her Biography.

EDUCATION
BAKU MUSIC ACADEMY Bachelor of Music degree. Specialization in Voice
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OPERATIC REPERTOIRE
G. Donizetti «L`Elisir d`amore» Adina W. A. Mozart «Don Giovanni» Zerlina
G. Donizetti «Don Pasquale» Norina W. A. Mozart «Cosi fan tutte» Despina
G. Verdi «La Traviata» Violetta F. Halévy «La Juive» Princess Eudoxie
G. Verdi «Rigoletto» Gilda W. A. Mozart «C — Moll Mass»
G. Puccini «La Boheme» Musetta G. Rossini «L’italiana in Algeri» Elvira
Gounod «Romeo & Juliette» Juliette G. Puccini «Cio cio san» Madame Butterfly
W. A. Mozart «Le nozze di Figaro» Susanna P. Eötvös «Tri Sestri» Irina N. A
Rimsky-Korsakov «The Golden Cockerel» Queen of Shemakha S. S. Prokofiev «War and Peace» Natasha
Rimsky-Korsakov «Snow Maiden» Snow J. Massenet G. Puccini «Manon Lescaut» Manon
«Werther» Sophie Maide

CONCERT REPERTOIRE
«CASTA DIVA..» aria. «NORMA»(Bellini) «SI MI CHIA MANO MIMI» «LA BOHEME»(G.PUCCINI)
«VISSI D’ARTE..»aria «TOSCA»(G.PUCCINI) «AH NON CREDEA MIRARTI» «LA SONNAMBULA» (V.BELLINI)
«SEMPRE LIBERA»aria «LA TRAVIATA»(G.VERDI) «DELLA CRUDELE ISOTTA» «LEISIR DAMOUR» (DONIZETTI)
«UN BEL DI VEDREMO»aria «CIO CIO SAN»(G.PUCCINI) «QUI LA VOCE SUA SOAVE» «PURITANI» (BELLINI)
«SANTO DI PATRIA»aria «ATTILA» (G. VERDI) «OH QUANTE VOLTE» «I CAPULETTI E I MONTECCHI»(BELLINI)
«QUANDO MEN VO.»aria «LA BOHEME»(G.PUCCINI) and all of part «RUSALKA» (DVOŘÁK)
«MEINE LIPPEN..»aria «JUDITTA»(F.LEHAR) «JE VEUX VIVRE» «ROMEO AND JULIET» GOUNOD)
«O MIO BABBİNO CARO..»aria «GIANNI SCHICCHI»(G.PUCCINI) «D’ORESTE D’AJACE» «IDOMENEO» (MOZART)
«LEISIR DAMOUR» all arias and Duets. «SO ANCH’IO LA VIRTÙ» «DON PASQUALE» (DONIZETTI)
«IL BACIO»(L. Arditi) «MORGEN» ( RICHARD SHTRAUSS)
«GRANADA»(A.LARA) «AL DOLCE GUIDAMI» «ANNA BOLENA»(G.DONIZETTI)
«AMAPOLA»(LACALIE) «TACEA LA NOTTE PLACIDA» «TROVATORE»(G.VERDI)
«SE LA LUNA»(Text:LEYLA ALIYEVA. Music: RIDVAN SADIRKHANOV) «PACE, PACE MIO DIO» «FORZA DEL DESTINO»(G.VERDI)
«The Miracle of Love»( music by: Pierpaolo Lucca

VIDEO LINKS
Classical Operatic videos
“Quando men vo…” – (G.Puccini) LA BOHEME Video:

“Santo di patria” – (G.Verdi) ATTILA Video: 

“IL Bacio” – Lacalie Valtz Video audio: 

«Не пой красавица при мне» S. Rahmaninov Video: 

“Se la luna” – by music R.Sadirkhanov Russian version: 

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