…Yusif Eyvazov continues to build an impressive career at the Met. Here he appeared as Hermann, the brooding lover who’s always one hard glance away from the bottom of the Neva River. The Azerbaijani tenor is ideally suited to this role, thriving as he pushes his warm voice to its limit, where it takes on a golden brilliance.

Hermann is the sort of character for whom joyous rapture and mortal despair are emotions of the same color. It was here that Eyvazov was at his best, as the urgency of the moment was reflected in the bright fire of his singing.


November 30, 2019