Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4
On May 4, 2017, LA Opera will present soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov in concert with the LA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jader Bignamini. The concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
This Los Angeles concert is the only dual concert by Ms. Netrebko and Mr. Eyvazov in the United States this season. The first half of the concert will feature duets and arias from the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, with selections from Otello, Macbeth, Il Trovatore and Un Ballo in Maschera. The program's second half will focus on Italian operas in the exciting verismo tradition, with musical selections from Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier and Alfredo Catalani's La Wally.
Tickets are now on sale and begin at $29. Tickets can be purchased in person at the LA Opera Box Office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, by phone at 213.972.8001 or online at laopera.org. For disability access, call 213.972.0777 or email email@example.com.
About the Artists
Regarded by many as the reigning prima donna of her generation, Russian soprano Anna Netrebko first appeared with LA Opera in 2000, as the First Flower Maiden in a concert performance of Act Two of Parsifal alongside tenor Plácido Domingo, conductor Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra. She made her mainstage company debut in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor in 2003, returning as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette in 2005 and in the title role of Manon in 2006. She has appeared with all the world's great opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, London's Royal Opera House, the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Milan's Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Berlin State Opera and Munich's Bavarian State Opera. She 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.<
Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov made his LA Opera debut in 2015 as Canio in Pagliacci. The fast-rising artist subsequently made notable debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna State Opera as Calaf in Turandot, and he performed Manrico in Il Trovatore for his debuts at the Staatsoper Berlin (with Ms. Netrebko as Leonora) and at the Paris Opera. In the summer of 2016, he made important debuts at the Mariinsky Theater, where he performed the title role of Otello with Valery Gergiev, and at the Salzburg Festival, as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut (with Ms. Netrebko in the title role).
Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov met in 2014 when they appeared together in a production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Rome Opera House. They were married in 2015 in Vienna. Ms. Netrebko's newest solo album, Verismo, features Mr. Eyvazov in excerpts from Turandot and Manon Lescaut. Their Los Angeles concert will include repertoire from that album.
Jader Bignamini is the resident conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica la Verdi, after being appointed assistant conductor in 2010 by Riccardo Chailly. His engagements for the 2016/17 season include Andrea Chénier at the Tokyo National Opera, La Traviata at Rome's Teatro dell'Opera directed by Sofia Coppola, Rossini's Ciro in Babilonia at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, La Traviata at the Arena di Verona, Madama Butterfly in Palermo, Manon Lescaut at the Bolshoi with Anna Netrebko, and Il Trovatore in Rome. He made his North American debut in 2015 with Rigoletto at Santa Fe Opera.
For more information, include artist bios, please visit LAOpera.org/Netrebko.