The music director of La Scala has spoken out for the co-star of his forthcoming Andrea Chenier, which opens the season on December 7.
Asked by Corriere della Sera about the vocal qualities of Yusif Eyvazov, husband of the soprano Anne Netrebko, Chailly said:
La sua è una voce importante. Chénier non richiede toni stentorei ma modulati, su questo abbiamo fatto un grande lavoro insieme. Ascoltarlo con Anna nel duetto del quarto atto dà profonda emozione
(His is an important voice. Chenier does not require a stentorian tone but a modulated one, so we are doing great work together. Listening to him with Anna in the fourth act duet is a profoundly emotional experience.)
Chailly also asked first-nighters not to applaud after big arias.
We’ll keep you posted on that one.
photo: La Scala