Netrebko’s husband bangs the war drum

From the Azeri tenor Yusif Eyvazov:

My dear compatriots! My dear Azerbaijani people! For past several days our Motherland has been living under war conditions and of course we are all waiting for this to end, so the justice will prevail and Our lands will be returned! However, this post is not about that … this post is about YOU, MY DEAR AZERBAIJANIS, CITIZENS OF AZERBAIJAN, AND ALL WHO LIVE BOTH IN AZERBAIJAN AND BEYOND ITS BORDER …
I admire your unity, culture, thinking, and I am extremely happy that in such a difficult time we all UNITED, that we support each other and we are close to each other as never before … The words are not enough to express my endless gratitude to you all, for being Azerbaijanis, for same blood running in our veins, for you being so brave and truthful, being honest and generous … I know that everything will be fine, and I really look forward to meeting each of you, who expresses their views on my Instagram page, in order to thank and hug each of you, and to see face to face these Great Citizens of the Great Country Azerbaijan, these Representatives of GreatAzerbaijani 🇦🇿Nation! Love you all❤️

 

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Дорогие мои соотечественники! Мой дорогой Азербайджанский народ!Вот уже несколько дней наша Родина живет в условиях войны и конечно же все мы ждём, когда это все закончится и когда справедливость восторжествует и Наши земли будут возвращены !Но этот пост не об этом ..этот пост о ВАС ДОРОГИЕ МОИ АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНЦЫ , И ГРАЖДАНЕ АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНА И ВСЕ ТЕ КТО ЖИВЕТ КАК В АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНЕ, так и за его пределами … я преклоняюсь перед вашим единством , культурой, умом, я безумно счастлив, что в такое сложное время мы все ОБЪЕДИНИЛИСЬ, мы поддерживаем друг друга , мы близки друг к другу как никогда … у меня просто нет слов чтобы выразить вам всем свою бесконечную благодарность, за то что Вы Азербайджанцы, за то что мы все с вами одной крови, за то что вы смелые и правдивые, за то что вы честные и великодушные … Я знаю что все будет хорошо, и я очень жду встречи со всеми ребятами, которые у меня в Инстаграм высказывают свои позиции, чтобы обнять каждого из вас, посмотреть в глаза Великих Граждан Великой страны, Представителей Великой Азербайджанской Нации!Очень вас люблю !!! 🇦🇿❤️ My dear compatriots! My dear Azerbaijani people! For past several days our Motherland has been living under war conditions and of course we are all waiting for this to end, so the justice will prevail and Our lands will be returned! However, this post is not about that … this post is about YOU, MY DEAR AZERBAIJANIS, CITIZENS OF AZERBAIJAN, AND ALL WHO LIVE BOTH IN AZERBAIJAN AND BEYOND ITS BORDER … I admire your unity, culture, thinking, and I am extremely happy that in such a difficult time we all UNITED, that we support each other and we are close to each other as never before … The words are not enough to express my endless gratitude to you all, for being Azerbaijanis, for same blood running in our veins, for you being so brave and truthful, being honest and generous … I know that everything will be fine, and I really look forward to meeting each of you, who expresses their views on my Instagram page, in order to thank and hug each of you, and to see face to face these Great Citizens of the Great Country Azerbaijan, these Representatives of GreatAzerbaijani 🇦🇿Nation! Love you all❤️

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  • good god, Yusif Eyvasov literally posted stories about how much he loves Aliyev, one of the world’s worst dictators. He is a categorical xenophobe, asking theaters not have him besides Armenians. Netrebko is not worth putting up with this fascistic, racist bastard. Contact your theaters. Tell them we cannot keep allowing this kind of flagrant racism be tolerated in our theaters.

    • “good god, Yusif Eyvasov literally posted stories about how much he loves Aliyev, one of the world’s worst dictators.”

      Can I remind this forgetful and often inconsistent community of the inescapable fact that your cherished “Dude” (Gustavo Dudamel) personally befriended and represented the brutal Venezuelan dictatorship for nearly two decades, parading its branded flag/tracksuit on the world’s most renowned concert stages, on DG album covers, and even at the UN Security Council, despite the impassioned and sustained protests of more principled fellow Venezuelan artists, like Amnesty International Honorary Consul, Gabriela Montero. And the classical music industry raked in hundreds of millions from Venezuelan oil money during the same period. His personal friends (Maduro, the Rodriguez siblings, Cabello etc.) are now the subject of an official UN accusation of crimes against humanity, friends on whose jets he flew for years, at whose tables he dined, with whom he played dominos. https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/FFMV/A_HRC_45_CRP.11.pdf
      The leftist classical music press continues to find excuses — casting him as some sort of Oscar Schindler — in order to continue profiting from his valuable brand, but the people of a totally destroyed Venezuela have not forgotten his alliances, nor his role as chief propagandist. If Eyvasov can be called a “fascistic bastard” on this platform, can we at least balance it up and call Dudamel a “commie bastard”!

    • Relax, it’s not the first time a completely mediocre and overhyped media personality goes politics. Remember the georgian soprano who supported georgian anti-gay laws and then put the blame on her husband for using HER Facebook-account?…

    • Exactly. This “man” Eyvasov is an unbridled racist and xenophobe, and I have no doubt that he is medically mentally unhinged.
      He should (although he never will be) ashamed of himself.

  • Other than organized religion — always excepting Buddhism and Judaism because, c’mon, respect — this kind of nationalism is the single root of all evil. Money lags behind. IMHO.

  • I understand why as a public figure he might feel compelled to show some public support for the Azerbaijan government, but I’m not sure how this is going to work out for him, career-wise. He’s definitely “cancelled” in my book.

    • Hopefully, he was “cancelled” in your books for his inadequate, substandard singing. This is just a cherry on top. he should have been banned after the fiasco in Dresden.

  • I am sorry that on a classical music website we have to read this nationalist warmonger’s rant. Disgusting! As an Armenian musician I have to say a lot about the historically Armenian land of Nagorno-Karabakh. But I would not choose to do it here. In these divided times we need to take refuge to a safe spot for a bit of sanity. This disgusting rant spoiled today’s visit to this website.

  • If he cares about his homeland so much, then why did he marry someone from a country that controlled Azerbaijan for over 70 years to help his career? He was a not a A list singer and I had never heard of him before he married her. He clearly cares about himself first and foremost, even more than his country

  • I don’t really know anything at all about former USSR states, but it’s horrific to see the people suffering and dying. Over a ‘disputed region’. From the look of some news footage it could be the moon. Heaven only knows why these people fight over hostile, infertile land that looks absolutely godforsaken!!

    I think Yusif has a right to speak for or to his own people. But it all ‘explains’ why dictatorships arrive in these countries in the first place; tribalism is the cause of most of the world’s miseries and not ‘nationalism’. And in the USA tribalism is actually on the rise, and encouraged.

    • Then if you don’t know anything at all, maybe don’t comment, or at least don’t claim the tribalism bs. What next, you never heard of Armenian genocide? Armenia has one of the most ancient and developed cultures, Azerbaijan has it’s own culture as well. Maybe at least read some Wikipedia on the topic. “Godforsaken land”, ffs…

    • 1. Arrsakh (AKA Nagorno-Karabakh) is a VERY fertile country.

      2. Armenia is a fully democratic republic with a representative democracy

      3. areri’s have a dictator that was placed in power after his father

    • Dear Sue S. Form.
      Azerbaijan is hardly an infertile, Godforsaken land. It is not the point, but your comment, once again, betrays your ignorance.
      He has the “right” do write anything he wants to his compatriots, but we sure as heck have the right to criticize him.
      You seem to be a serial appologist for dummies.
      Levine, Domingo and now “Yusif”.
      bravo! youcare.keepimg America great, right?

  • Now THAT is a clear reason to boycott someone. What a moron. Disgraceful.
    Go get a gun and fight at the front (and get shot), you hatred&war monger.

  • Who came up with that silly idea, that the blood running through the veins of an Azerbaijani were any different than the blood of an Armenian. (or any other human actually)
    Poor misguided souls (and idiots).

  • Yusif Eyvasov aparece nas cenas mundiais só porque é casado com Anna Netrebko. Ambos, nesta altura, são horríveis de ouvir.

  • I didn’t know he was that xenophobic, after all his wife is half Gypsy. But maybe the mutual inability to sing brings them together.

  • He is a total lowlife just like his idiot wife and would have absolutely no career without her. And certainly less talented. He should be boycotted from this point on.

  • Everyone has the right to have political beliefs. You can’t take away his or her job because of this. Those who think otherwise clearly do not know what democracy and freedom of speech are. But calls for war are, of course, unacceptable. This conflict has no military solution. Armenians have lived there for more than a thousand years. The Azerbaijanis came much later, but they also live there for a long time. You can’t just take this land away from one or the other. They have to negotiate.

  • Good Lord, don’t you know Mr. Eyvazov that the land you are referring to (Artsakh) was never yours from the get go? You just got super lucky that Joseph Stalin gave it to you even though it was populated by Armenians mostly. But Artsakh did not wish to be a part of your country after Soviet Union Collapse and both sides agreed to give it a Status of Enclave. And since then Azerbaijan repeatedly broke the truce and terrorized civilians of that territory. Read some history, please. And leave our people and our country alone! Это последнее китайское предупреждение

  • To all you haters, Yusif has every right to express his solidarity with his people, much like every Armenian or pro-Armenian celebrity (of which there are plenty) has done recently. None of you give a damn about what is happening in that part of the world and what this conflict is about. This conflict is a result of illegal occupation which you will unfortunately never condemn, has not had a diplomatic solution for the past 30 years and in the face of constant provocations from the other side, Azerbaijan is within its right to defend its lands. No one is ever bothered by the hysteria from the Armenian diaspora and look at you all so offended by someone speaking for Azerbaijan, nothing new there!

    • The sad part is that you don’t even realize how tone deaf you sound. It’s rather telling that you put a land, that one side considers a Motherland and another one 20% of the territory, above the human life. The fact that there are plenty of pro-Armenian celebrities and essentially zero pro-Azerbaijani ones says a lot about it as well. The rest is history (quite literally) and dictatorial ambitions with generous help from a country that to this day aggressively refuses to even acknowledge Armenian genocide and bans various knowledge platforms on the topic.

    • U azeris sure love using the word “provocation.” We are a land of 3 mill people against a collective of 90 mill turks (not to mention the few thousand syrian ISIS fighters). Why would we “provocate” a war? We want nothing but to be left alone. Our mere existence is a provocation to you!

  • It must be nice for this hefty well-fed duo, Eyvazov and Netrebko, to summon the dogs of war from their comfortable armchairs.
    It is young Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian, and Azeri soldiers who do the dying and have their bodies maimed for life.  It is the innocent civilians of  Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia, and Eastern Ukraine who pay with their lives and property.
    Perhaps those paying for performances and recordings by this zaftig couple might reflect on what kind of human suffering and tragedy some of that money may eventually go to.
    And what kind of world citizens they are financially supporting.

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