Yusif Eyvazov Cancels ‘Tosca’ at Arena Di Verona

By Francisco Salazar

Yusif Eyvazov has canceled his performances of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ at the Arena di Verona.

In a press release the company stated, “Unfortunately, Yusif Eyvazov has to cancel the ‘Tosca’ performances in Arena di Verona due to his health condition.” As a result, the tenor will be replaced by Fabio Sartori and Vittorio Grigolo.

Sartori will take over performances on August 10 16, and 23, while Gigolo will sing the performance scheduled for August 29.

Eyvazov is coming off performances of “Adriana Lecouvreur” at the Salzburg Festival alongside his wife Anna Netrebko. He recently performed at the Arena di Verona in “Il Trovatore” and is slated to return to the stage on August 30 for a concert with Netrebko. He will also appear in two concert performances of “Adriana Lecouvreur” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

“Tosca” opens on August 10 with Saioa Hernandez and Hui He sharing the title role.