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Netrebko - Eyvazov an evening with Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Anna Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star and is one of today’s most distinguished singers. In 2007 she became the first classical musician to enter Time magazine’s list of the hundred most influential people in the world. In 2014 she sang at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games. She is known as a leading ambassador of her art, her fame extending far beyond the confines of the world of classical music. Through her live appearances and prize-winning recordings, Anna Netrebko has guaranteed a place for herself in the annals of opera. By gradually extending her repertoire in recent years, she has delighted the world of music. Alongside her interpretations of major roles in all the world’s leading opera houses, she has also been celebrated in concert halls on five different continents. Among the many honours and awards that Anna Netrebko has received are the 2017 International Opera Award as Best Female Singer, an Opera News Award in 2016, the title of Musician of the Year conferred on her by Musical America in 2008, three Grammy nominations, a German Bambi, a Classical BRIT Award as Singer and Artist of the Year and nine Echo Klassik Awards. She received the Russian State Prize in 2005 and was later accorded the title of People’s Artist of Russia.

Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov perfected his vocal technique in Italy, where he attended masterclasses with singers of the eminence of Franco Corelli and Ghena Dimitrova. His career soon took him to the world’s leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, the Berlin, Munich and Vienna State Operas, La Scala, Milan, the Paris Opéra, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. He has also enjoyed great acclaim on the concert platform. Recent highlights of Yusif Eyvazov’s career include Macduff for his Bavarian State Opera debut, his role debut as Maurizio at the Mariinsky Theatre, Calaf at the Vienna State Opera, Radamès at the 2017 Salzburg Festival, Canio (Pagliacci) at the Los Angeles Opera and Verdi’s Otello at the Ravenna Festival. Yusif Eyvazov has given concerts with Anna Netrebko all over the world and the couple have also undertaken extended tours together, notably to Asia and Australia in 2017 and to Latin America in 2018.  Yusif Eyvazov was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Azerbaijan on 9 March 2017, his country’s highest artistic honour.

Both are joined on staged by Hungarian mezzo-soprano Szilvia Vörös, accompanied by The Mozarteum Orchestra and conducted by Mikhail Tatarnikov.


“…the voice of Netrebko grabs you as hard as it does. Already her first appearance is wonderful stage magic. Still she has this unstrained big full height, still she crawls into every role and lets all her vocal power shine out from there”
Süddeutsche Zeitung



ConductorMikhail Tatarnikov

DirectorGeorg Slager

CastAnna Netrebko | Yusif Eyvazov

Total running time76 min

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