People’s Artist of Azerbaijan
Yusif Eyvazov regularly appears at the Metropolitan Opera House, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Opéra National de Paris, the Staatsoper Berlin, the Bolshoi Theatre, as well as the Salzburg Festival and Arena di Verona.
One of the first ones to appreciate Eyvazov’s talent was Riccardo Muti, with whom the singer performs up to the present day. Eyvazov also collaborates with Riccardo Chailly, Sir Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Marco Armiliato, and Tugan Sokhiev.
The dramatic tenor’s repertoire mostly includes roles from Puccini’s, Verdi’s, Leoncavallo’s and Mascagni’s operas. Eyvasov’s Des Grieux from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut has received worldwide recognition. In 2014, Yusif Eyvasov was invited by Riccardo Muti to perform the part in Rome, where he first sang a duet with Anna Netrebko. Since then he has partnered with Netrebko on stage. Together they released the CDs Verismo and Romanza.
Season 2015–2016 marks a series of debut performances at the world’s leading venues for Eyvazov. Among them is the Los Angeles Opera (Canio in I Pagliacci), the Metropolitan Opera House, the Wiener Staatsoper (Calaf in Turandot), the Opéra National de Paris, and the Staatsoper Berlin (Manrico in Il trovatore). Eyvazov also made his debut at the Salzburg Festival that season. In 2018, the singer had his debut performance at the opening of the season at the Teatro all Scala, where he appeared as Andrea Chénier. Eyvazov’s version of the role was hailed as one of the best in recent years by critics.
Season 2018–2019 saw Eyvazov’s performance at the Metropolitan Opera House (Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West), the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden (Don Alvaro in La forza del destino), and the Bolshoi Theatre (Don Carlos in the eponymous opera and Hermann in The Queen of Spades). The singer’s engagements this season include Andrea Chénier in the eponymous opera at the Wiener Staatsoper and Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) at the Salzburg Festival, solo concerts in Germany (Düsseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg) and France (Paris), performance at the gala concert marking 350 years of the Opéra National de Paris, concerts with Anna Netrebko at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Yekaterinburg Congress Centre and other venues.
Information for June 2019