Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov: An Evening of Opera Highlights
Opera superstars in debut Australian tour
Anna Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star. Today’s reigning prima donna, she routinely headlines major productions at leading opera houses across the globe, and was the first classical musician to be chosen as one of the “Time 100,” Time magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people. With her distinctively beautiful voice, rich tones, abundant charisma, and arresting stage presence, she makes an indelible impression with each of the roles she portrays. An iconic figure both on and off the stage, the Russian soprano enjoys a level of superstardom that extends far beyond the classical realm.
“A soprano with star power in the best sense, a charismatic expressivity that pervades every element of her performance.” - New York Times
Joining Netrebko on stage in Sydney and Melbourne will be celebrated tenor Yusif Eyvazov. In the 2015/16 season, Yusif Eyvazov made a series of important debuts at the world-renowned opera houses. He starred as Canio in Los Angeles Opera’s production of I Pagliacci conducted by Plácido Domingo, made 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. His Salzburg Festival debut took place in the summer of 2016, as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut. On the concert stage he sang in Parma under the baton of Marco Boemi with a programme featuring works by Verdi and Puccini, in concert with Riccardo Muti in December, and undertook a major concert tour throughout Asia alongside Anna Netrebko, in the spring of 2016.
“Eyvazov is an exciting tenor whose sound is metallic, stentorian and markedly Italianate ... The unalloyed dominance of the pure human voice trained to do exceptional things reaches us in a way that no other sound does ... there is nothing else quite like it.” - L.A. Times
Appearing alongside Netrebko and Eyvazov is renowned conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov. Across his illustrious career, Tatarnikov has conducted some of the world’s most renowned orchestras. For these Australian concerts with Netrebko and Eyvazov, Tatarnikov will conduct the Opera Australia Orchestra.
Don’t miss out on tickets to see opera superstars Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov on their debut Australian dates.
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004