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Yusif Eyvazov was raised in Baku (Azerbaijan) where he studied music until 1997, at which point he moved to Italy. Whilst there he perfected his skills in the classes of Franco Corelli and Ghena Dimitrova. He performed Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) in Milan with the Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Radamès (Aida) Fiesole and Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the title role in Verdi’s Otello at the Ravenna Festival, DesGrieux (Manon Lescaut) at the Rome Opera under the baton of Riccardo Muti, and Canio (Pagliacci) at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari under the direction of Paolo Carignani. During the 2014 / 2015 season he sang the role of Turiddu at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Radames at the Rome Opera, and Verdi’s Requiem at the Milan Auditorium with the Verdi Symphony Orchestra. He also performed in recital alongside Anna Netrebko at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona and the Orangerie in the Palace of Versailles. During the 2015 / 2016 season, he performed at the LosAngeles Opera in Pagliacci under the musical direction of Placido Domingo, and then sang the role of Luigi (Il Tabarro) at the Rome Opera, before making his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna Staatsoper in the role of Calaf in Turandot. He also performed at the Berlin Staatsoper and the Paris Opera in Il Trovatore. and sang in concert in Parma under the direction of Marco Boemi in a programme devoted to Verdi and Puccini before embarking on a tour of Asia with Anna Netrebko.
Projects: The title role in Otello at the Mariinsky Theatre with Valery Gergiev, his debut at the Salzburg Festival in Manon Lescaut (Des Grieux), Radames at the Verona Arena, Manrico at the Berlin Staatsoper, and Macduff (Macbeth) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.
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