Yusif Eyvazov makes his highly anticipated debut in the U.S. on October 3, in the title role in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci with L.A. Opera. Mr. Eyvazov has previously performed the role to great acclaim at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, under the baton Paolo Carignani. Ana Maria Martinez sings Nedda and George Gagnidze is Tonio in this Franco Zeffirelli-designed production commissioned by L.A. Opera, which will be directed by Stefano Trespidi. Plácido Domingo leads the L.A. Opera Orchestra and Chorus for this piece, which is presented as a double-bill with Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.