On August 17, a commemorative evening dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the world-famous opera and pop singer, composer, People's Artist of the USSR and Azerbaijan Muslim Magomayev was held at the "Yashil Teatr" Baku Concert Complex, organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

APA reports that President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva participated in the event.

Fragments reflecting the views of the great leader Heydar Aliyev about Muslim Magomayev were shown at the commemorative night.

Then the song "Odlar Yurdu Azerbaijan" by Muslim Magomayev was played.

Later, People's Artists of the Republic of Azerbaijan Azer Zeynalov, Dinare Aliyeva, Elchin Azizov, Emin Agalarov, Samir Jafarov, Honored Artist Azer Rza, People's Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan Askar Abdrazakov, People's Artists of Georgia Nani Bregvadze, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Italian tenor, world-famous singer Alessandro Safina, Javid Samadov, soloist of the Nuremberg Opera Theater, laureate of the first international competition of vocalists named after Muslim Magomayev, Yana Melikayeva, Honored Artist of Russia, and other performers performed the works of Azerbaijani and foreign composers.

Also, works from Muslim Magomayev's repertoire were played, videos about the famous singer were shown.

After the concert, President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, and lifelong companion of the unforgettable artist, People's Artist of the USSR, famous opera singer Tamara Sinyavskaya came to the stage and met the performers.

President Ilham Aliyev spoke at the memorial evening.


It should be noted that Muslim Magomayev was born on August 17, 1942 in Baku.

He first appeared on stage at the age of 14.

In the 1960s and 70s, Muslim Magomayev's fame spread all over the world.

At that time, he was a soloist of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater and had an internship at the world-famous "La Scala" theater in Italy.

At the age of 31, he was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR.

There are about 600 works in his repertoire.

Muslim Magomayev is also the author of beautiful songs.

The magnificent "Azerbaijan" song composed to the words of the national poet Nabi Khazri and memorized by languages ​​is one of the most beautiful works dedicated to our country.

Muslim Magomayev's services in the development of our national musical culture have always been highly appreciated, and he received the highest awards of the independent Republic of Azerbaijan - "Fame" and "Istiqlal".

It should be noted that on August 17, the monument to the unforgettable artist Muslim Magomayev was opened in Baku's Seaside National Park.