«…the young tenor Yusif Eyvazov, whose voice is dark and sturdy with an easy top, combining base and pure metals in a manner that recalls Aureliano Pertile, an artist much admired by Puccini in this role.»

Stephen Hastings – Opera News

«Des Grieux is an unforgiving combination of light and heavy, and the Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov sang with rough, raw appeal, his fast, wide vibrato propelling the sound into the theater… his voice rang out with ardent strength. His artistry has promise . . .»

Zachary Woolfe – The New York Times