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Talented Professional opera singer who recently arrived in UK 2021 and waiting for your booking
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Singer (soprano)
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Critically acclaimed Gulshan Akin Ibadova is an Azerbaijani soprano born in the Russian Federation who subsequently moved to Azerbaijan in 1992. The Azerbaijani soprano from Baku, has come a long way since she started her singing career at the tender age of six. 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. 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 - Turkey’ in 2016 to great acclaim. She describes the standing ovation by the audience and the judges as a crowning moment in her life. Gulshan is the first female singer to play the main role in Azerbaijan's first rock opera, “Sinbad The Traveller”, premiered on 27 October 2018. She continues to actively collaborate with “Sinbad's” creator RIDVAN SADIRKHANOV, her voice coach and composer, in conjunction with concertmaster RENA AGAYEVA. Her appeal to international composers has led to many of them dedicating compositions specially for her. She has worked with Italian composer Pierpaolo Lucca, English songwriter Chris Davies and others. Gulshan speaks English, Russian, Italian, Turkish and Azerbaijan and 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. Gulshan has just been appointed the International Azerbaijan Ambassador for the Freedom for Musicians company in London. This is a proud moment as her talent as a musician is recognized!

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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Opera, Musical theatre, Electronic, Jungle, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, Indie, Synth rock, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Folk, Country, Jazz, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Avant garde, Experimental, Originals, World music, Flamenco, Italian music, Latin, Russian music, Tango, Spanish music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Singing teaching, Examiner, Community music worker, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Actor, Musical comedy, Composer, Lyricist, Producer
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Song list

Church service repertoire
"Alleluia" - Mozart. ...
"Ave Maria" - Schubert. ...
"Give Me Jesus" - Traditional Spiritual. ...
"The Holy City" - Stephen Adams. ...
“I Know My Redeemer Liveth,” - Handel's Messiah. ...
“My heart ever faithful" (Mein glaubiges Herze) - Bach. ...
"O Divine Redeemer" (Repentir) - Gounod.
"O Holy Night" (Cantique de Noël)  - Adolph Adam
"Pie jesu" - Faure
"Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion" - Handel’s Messiah
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
«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)
Adieu, Notre Petite Table
Ah! Je Ris De Me Voir
Ah Je Veux Vivre
Batti, Batti, O Bel Masetto
Bester Jungling
The Black Swan
Caro Nome
Deh Vieni, Non Tardar (The Marriage Of Figaro)
Donde Lieta Usci
Dove Sono I Bei Momenti
Elle A Fui, La Tourterelle!
Fair Robin I Love
Je Dis Que Rien Ne M'Epouvante
Kommt Ein Schlanker Bursch Gegangen
Mi Chiamano Mimi
Monica's Waltz
O Mio Babbino Caro
O War' Ich Schon Mit Dir Vereint
Porgi, Amor
Quando Men Vo
Saper Vorreste
Signore Ascolta
The Silver Aria
Stridono Lassu
Sul Fil D'Un Soffio Etesio
Tu Che Di Gel Sei Cinta
Conte partiro
Un Bel Di Vedremo
V'adoro, Pupille
Vedrai, Carino
Willow Song
«The Miracle of Love»( music by: Pierpaolo Lucca
Ach, Ich Fuhl's (The Magic Flute)
2. Adieu, Notre Petite Table (Massenet)
3. Ah Je Rise De Me Voir
4. Ah Je Veux Vivre
5. Willow Song
6. Caro Nome
7. Porgi, Amor From Le Nozze Di Figaro
8. Batti, Batti, O Bel Masetto
9. Bester Jungling
10. The Black Swan
11. Deh Vieni, Non Tardar (The Marriage Of Figaro)
12. Donde Lieta Usci
13. Dove Sono I Bei Momenti
14. O mio babbino caro
15. Elle A Fui, La Tourterelle
Fair Robin I Love
17. Je Dis Que Rien Ne M'Epouvante
18. Kommt Ein Schlanker Bursch Geg-
19. Mi Chiamano Mimi
20. Monica's Waltz
21. O War' Ich Schon Mit Dir Vereint
22. Quando Men Vo
23. Saper Vorreste (Verdi)
24. Signore Ascolta
25. The Silver Aria
26. Stridono Lassu
27. Sul Fil D'Un Soffio (Verdi)
28. Tu Che Di Gel Sei Cinta
29. Un Bel Di Vedremo
30. V'Adoro, Pupille
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love my voice

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I performed more stages and countries

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Andrea Bocelli, Anna Netrebko, Sarah Brithman, Katrin Jekins, Frank Sinatra,

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Rock Opera in Baku

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

“We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

“Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.”

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£120
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£1000
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