By Laman Ismayilova
People's Artist Yusif Eyvazov will perform at the Russian
Bolshoi Theater in September, Azernews reports.
The opera singer will perform the part of Herman in Pyotr
Tchaikovsky's opera 'The Queen of Spades'.
The opera is based on the 1834 novella of the same name by
Alexander Pushkin, but with a dramatically altered plot. The
premiere took place in 1890 at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint
Pyotr Tchaikovsky completed the full score in Florence in only
44 days. He created two versions of Herman's aria in the seventh
scene, using different keys.
The changes can be found in the proof sheets and inserts for the
first and second editions of the printed version of the score.
While composing the music, the composer edited the libretto
significantly, changing some of the text and adding his own lyrics
to two arias.
Known for his beautiful voice, People's Artist Yusif Eyvazov is
a regular guest at the world's leading opera houses. His name is
included in the book 'The Best Tenors of the World'.
The unique sound of his voice and his vibrant stage presence
allow him to combine an active opera career with numerous concert
The opera singer has appeared on numerous recordings for
Deutsche Grammophon including a complete recording of Puccini's
'Manon Lescaut' live from the Salzburg Festival and with his
spouse, soprano Anna Netrebko's on the cross-over album
In 2017, Yusif Eyvazov was awarded the title of People's Artist
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