Arif Dadashev was born in Moscow in 1982. Graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class of choral and operatic-symphony conducting). Over the years he has been Principal Conductor of the Ryazan Regional Musical Theatre and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra of the Pavel Slobodkin Centre as well as a conductor of the St Petersburg Theatre of Musical Comedy. He founded and headed the Arielle Chamber Orchestra. Since 2014 he has been a conductor of the Moscow Operetta Theatre, where in his capacity as Music Director he has worked on numerous productions. At the present time he is also a conductor of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre.
Since 2015 he has collaborated with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (under the direction of Pavel Kogan) and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, while in 2017 he made his debuts with the Russian National Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra), the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (under the direction of Ivan Rudin). That same year he joined the trainee-conductor team of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. Since 2015 he has been a conductor of the Summer Ballet Seasons at the Russian Academic Youth Theatre.
In 2019, at the invitation of the Musa Jalil Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, as part of the Fyodor Chaliapin International Opera Festival he staged a production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Tsar’s Bride. That same year he staged Minkus’ ballet Don Quixote at the Opera Śląska (Silesian Opera; Bytom, Poland) and Lehár’s operetta Die lustige Witwe at the Jan Kiepura Mazovian Music Theatre (Warsaw). He collaborated with the Anadolu Symphony Orchestra (Eskişehir, Turkey), the Prattica Terza baroque music ensemble (St Petersburg) and many other ensembles as well as the St Petersburg Chamber Opera and the Baltic House Theatre-Festival (St Petersburg).
Information for October 2021