28 December 1936|
Baku, Azerbaijani SSR
|Years active||1961 – present|
Zeynab Yahya qizi Khanlarova (Azerbaijani: Zeynəb Xanlarova) (born 28 December 1936, Baku) is a Soviet and Azerbaijani singer (soprano), People's Artist of the USSR (1980), Azerbaijan (1975), Armenia (1978) and Uzbekistan.
Zeynab Khanlarova was born on 28 December 1936, in Baku and was the youngest of the family’s five children. In 1956, Zeynab Khanlarova graduated from Baku Pedagogical School named after M.A.Sabir. In 1961, she graduated from Baku Musical School named after Asaf Zeynally (S.I.Shushinski’s class) and became a soloist of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.
Zenab Khanlarova played Leyli’s part in "Leyli and Majnun" opera, Asli’s part in "Asli and Karam" opera of Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Arabzangi’s part in Magomayev’s "Shah Ismayil" opera and others. Besides that, Zeynab Khanlarova successfully performed Azerbaijani musical style – mugham. Zeynab Khanlarova’s voice can be heard in such mugham compositions as "Shahnaz", "Gatar", "Bayati Shiraz" and in many others. Zeynab Khanlarova achieved a great success in Estrada genre of music. Khanlarova’s repertoire includes songs of such composers as Tofig Guliyev, Arif Malikov, Alekper Taghiyev, Emin Sabitoglu, Gara Garayev, Fikret Amirov and many other famous composers. Khanlarova successfully performed songs in Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian, Moldavian, Georgian, Persian, Arabian, Chinese, Indian, Turkish and in many other languages. Zeynab Khanlarova had concerts in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Moldavia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India, China, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Finland, Sweden and Czech Republic.
In Azerbaijan besides Baku, Zeynab Khanlarova had concerts also in Ganja, Khankendi, Sheki, Shusha, Nakhchivan (city), Lankaran and in other regions. Zeynab Khanlarova again performed in Baku, in 2008 after a long pause.
Awards and titles
- People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1975)
- People’s Artist of the Uzbek SSR
- People’s Artist of the Armenian SSR
- People’s Artist of the USSR (1980)
- State Prize of the Azerbaijan SSR (1985)
- Order of "Glory" of Azerbaijan.
- Official Website - site does not exist, as of 03/02/2016