Yusif Eyvazov was born in Algiers and moved to Italy, where he completed his advanced studies with renowned tenor Franco Corelli and soprano Ghena Dimitrova.
Eyvazov kicked off his 16/17 season with a series of concerts in Hamburg, Köln, Sochi, Budapest and Moscow, joining Anna Netrebko on stage. He returns to the Bolshoi Theatre in October as Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut). The season will then be shaped by several debuts, including Macduff (Macbeth) at Bayerische Staatsoper, the title role of Andrea Chenier at the Prague Opera and Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) at the Mariinsky Theatre. Further concerts will lead him to Paris, Muscat, Calgary and Toronto.
He is also appearing on Anna Netrebko’s new recording Verismo, released by Deutsche Grammophon.
In the 2015/16 season, Eyvazov starred in the Los Angeles Opera production of I Pagliacci conducted by Plácido Domingo, made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera singing Calaf in Turandot and then debuted at both the Paris Opera and at the Staatsoper Berlin in Il Trovatore. He also undertook a major concert tour throughout Asia alongside Anna Netrebko.
Eyvazov’s other recent performances include Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with Milan’s Symphony Orchestra LaVerdi, Radamès in Aida for Opera Fiesole and the Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma, Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the title role of Verdi’s Otello for the Ravenna Music Festival, Manon Lescaut (Des Grieux) alongside Anna Netrebko at the Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome and Canio in I Pagliacci at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy.
*Photograph by Vladimir Shirkov.