Over the past few years Yusif Eyvazov’s star has been in ascension. Since his breakout in 2014, when he performed “Manon Lescaut” with Anna Netrebko at the Teatro dell’opera di Roma, the tenor has debuted in many of the greatest theaters. However, this week he will headline his biggest assignment yet.
Eyvazov will open the Teatro Alla Scala 2017-18 season in the title role of “Andrea Chénier,” a part he recently debuted in the Czech Republic. The production will mark his first opening night with the theater and will also mark his debut at the company.
The tenor will be joined by Netrebko and Luca Salsi in a production by Mario Martone. Riccardo Chailly, who has praised Eyvazov for his vocal quality, will conduct the opera.
In recent years Eyvazov has made debuts at the Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre, Baden Baden Festival. He has also performed at the LA Opera, Berlin State Opera and Paris Opera.
Among the roles he sings are the title role of “Don Carlo,” Maurizio in “Adriana Lecouvreur,” Canio in “Pagliacci,” the title role of “Otello,” Calaf in“Turandot,” Des Greiux in “Manon Lescaut” and Radames in “Aida.”
For those not familiar with Eyvazov’s voice, he has three essential recordings all opera lovers need to hear. He is featured on Netrebko’s Grammy-nominated album “Verismo.” He also has a recording of “Manon Lescaut” with Netrebko from Salzburg. His recent crossover CD “Romanza” was released through Panorama and includes new songs by Igor Kurtoy and also features Netrebko.