Conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov
Soprano Anna Netrebko
Tenor Yusif Eyvazov
Baritone Elchin Azizov
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) are thrilled to announce the debut New Zealand performance of Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov, for one night only.
The superstar couple of the international opera world will perform An Evening of Opera Highlights with the orchestra and guest star Elchin Azizov at Auckland’s ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre on Saturday 21 October. Leading Netrebko, Eyvazov, Azizov and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is renowned conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov.
Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star. Today’s reigning prima donna regularly headlines major productions at leading opera houses across the world and was the first classical musician to be chosen as one of Time Magazine’s “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people. Earlier this year, she was named the 2017 Best Female Singer at the International Opera Awards in London.
Joining Netrebko on stage in Auckland will be her husband, celebrated Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov. Eyvazov has performed at many world-renowned opera houses, including a recent appearance as Canio in Los Angeles Opera’s production of I Pagliacci, conducted by Plácido Domingo. Also appearing will be award-winning Azerbaijani baritone Elchin Azizov, one of the principal soloists at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
The programme will include classics from opera masterpieces by Verdi, Puccini, Giordano and many others, such as arias and duets from Il trovatore, Turandot and Andrea Chénier.
The concert is presented by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in association with United Promoters AG and Idili Live Ltd
*Photograph by Vladimir Shirkov