For the last five years, Yusif Eyvasov’s name has been more and more featured on the playbills of the world’s most famous opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, the Paris Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Arena di Verona, the Berlin State Opera, the Aichi Arts Centre in Tokyo, and, of course, the Bolshoi Theatre. In May 2017, Eyvasov was named an Honoured Artist of Azerbaijan. This dramatic tenor’s repertoire mostly includes his roles in Puccini’s, Verdi’s, Leoncavallo’s, and Mascagni’s operas. These operas unlock the full potential of his drama talent and vocal skills, developed in line with the tradition of the Italian vocal school.
The geographic scope of Yusif Eyvasov performances grows with each year: Italy was followed by invitations to perform at the best opera venues in Europe. In 2015, Yusif Eyvasov made his debut at the Los Angeles Opera in I Pagliacci at the invitation of Plácido Domingo, with whom Eyvasov continues to collaborate on a permanent basis. The next stage in his career was his debut at the Metropolitan Opera House (in Turandot). In 2016, Eyvasov toured Asia, and in 2017 he gave concerts in Canada. His Asian and Australian tour is planned for next autumn.
Season 2016-2017 marks three new roles for Yusif Eyvasov: his debut as Andrea Chénier on the stage of La Scala is scheduled for December 2017, and he has already presented his interpretations of the roles of Don Carlo and Maurizio in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur.
Eyvasov’s Des Grieux from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut has received worldwide recognition. In 2014, Yusif Eyvasov was invited to perform the part in Rome by Riccardo Muti.
The production was truly momentous for the singer as this was the first time he performed with Anna Netrebko, whom he later married. He has also partnered with Anna Netrebko to record her CD Verismo.