Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Macduff (Macbeth).
Eyvazov was born in Algiers and studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in Italy with Franco Corelli and Ghena Dimitrova. He has sung for companies including the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Paris Opéra, Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Rome Opera, Arena di Verona and the Salzburg, Macerata, St Margarethen and Ravenna festivals. His repertory includes Macduff, Manrico (Il trovatore), Don Carlo, Radames (Aida), Otello, Chevalier des Grieux (Manon Lescaut), Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca), Luigi (Il tabarro), Calaf (Turandot), Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur), Andrea Chénier, Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) and Canio (Pagliacci).
Eyvazov has performed in concerts and opera galas in leading venues worldwide, including for the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Seoul Arts Centre, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Berlin Waldbühne, Four Seasons Centre in Toronto, Müpa Budapest, New Wave Hall in Sochi, Cologne Philharmonie and Hamburg Laeiszhalle, and on tour through Europe and Australia. His discography includes numerous records with Anna Netrebko.