Baritone Evez Abdulla makes his National Theatre Opera debut in 2020/21 season as Nabucco. He has been a soloist of the Nationaltheater Mannheim since the 2016/2017 season. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Abdulla studied at the Academy of Music in Baku, and began his career at the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. His first engagements in Europe have included Germont in La traviata at the Latvian National Opera, Aleko at the Opéra de Lyon, Macbeth at the Ravenna Festival, Ruprecht in The Fiery Angel in Komische Oper Berlin as well as The Protector in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin and Athanaël in Thaïs for Bonn Opera. Recent highlights include Iago in Otello at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago and Opera Frankfurt, Germont at the Glyndebourne Festival, Miller in Luisa Miller and Nabucco at the Stuttgart Opera, Frank in Edgar at the Dortmund Concert Hall, Gryasnoy in The Tsar’s Bride at the State Opera Berlin, Don Carlo in La forza del destino at the Theater Basel and Opera Frankfurt, Escamillo at the Oper Leipzig, Amonasro in Aida, Scarpia in Tosca, Escamillo in Carmen, Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore, Marcello in La bohème, Rigoletto and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Between 2010–2012 Evez Abdulla appeared in the Czech Republic, at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava (Marcello and Nabucco).