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Manon Lescaut 25 January28 January

Awards

The winner of the Grand Prix at the International Opera Singers Competition in Milan (2008).
The winner of the 1st prize at the VI International Contest of Vocalists named after Bulbul in Baku (2012).
Merited Artist of Azerbaijan (2017).

				
Юсиф Эйвазов

Biography

Yusif Eyvazov was born in Algeria but grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan. He studied at the Baku Conservatory, then moved to Italy in 1997 and completed his training with Franco Corelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Magda Olivero, Placido Domingo, Gianandrea Gavazzeni and Antonio Fogliani among others.

Yusif Eyvazov’s repertoire includes the roles of Alfred (La Traviata), Don Jose (Carmen), the Duke (Rigoletto), Richard (Un ballo in maschera), Ismaele (Nabucco), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor). He is the winner of the Grand Prix at several international competitions in Italy and awarded an honorary medal of Gianandrea Gavazzeni.

In 2010 he took part in the production of Tosca at the Bolshoi Theatre, singing the role of Cavaradossi.

During the 2014/15 season Yusif Eyvazov sang Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona and was the tenor soloist in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Symphony Orchestra La Verdi in Milan’s Auditorium. He also gave a gala concert with Anna Netrebko at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. During the summer of 2015 he sang Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the St. Margarethen Opera Festival near Vienna. Other highlights of Yusif Eyvazov’s career include Turiddu with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Radames in Fiesole and at the Rome Opera, the title role in Otello at the Ravenna Festival. He has also sung Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) alongside Anna Netrebko under Riccardo Muti at the Rome Opera and Canio (Pagliacci) under Paolo Carignani at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari .

In the 2015/16 season, Yusif Eyvazov makes a series of important debuts. He stars as Canio in Los Angeles Opera’s production of Pagliacci conducted by Plácido Domingo, makes his first appearances at the Metropolitan Opera and the Wiener Staatsoper singing Calaf in Turandot, and debuts at both the Paris Opera and at the Staatsoper Berlin as Manrico in Il Trovatore.

In June 2016, Eyvazov appears at the Mariinsky Theater in the title role of Otello (under Valery Gergiev). His Salzburg Festival debut takes place in the summer of 2016, as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut. As a concert artist he has been heard in Graz and Italy and on an Asian tour with Anna Netrebko.

In the 2016/17 season he performed the role of Des Grieux in a new production of Puccini`s Manon Lescaut at the Bolshoi Theatre (directed by Adolf Shapiro, conducted by Jader Bignamini).