Netrebko’s husband delays concert with ‘dear Ukrainian friend’

Netrebko’s husband delays concert with ‘dear Ukrainian friend’


norman lebrecht

March 17, 2022

The tenor Yusif Eyvazov has called off a March 28 concert in Moscow with the Ukrainian TV star Kirill Turichenko and rescheduled it for September, blaming logistical issues:

My dear friend , unfortunately we have to postpone our concert in Moscow with my dear friend Kirill Turichenko in @crocuscityhall . NEW DATE IS 21.09.2022 .. unfortunately in this horrible situation and difficult logistic problems looking impossible to make it work!

Eyvazov is married to the soprano Anna Netrebko, who has been dropped outside Russia for her failure specifically to condemn the Putin invasion of Ukraine.

Turichenko is a former boyband member who lives in Odessa and presents The Voice on Ukraine TV channel 1. Last month he filmed a new pop duet with Eyvazov.




  • guest says:

    September, the magic month. AN and hubby, united in belief.

  • sweedmusic says:

    Disgusting to call a war “difficult logistical problems”!

    • MWnyc says:

      True, but if he’s writing from within Russia, his choices are to use euphemism or go to prison.

      • Novagerio says:

        MWnyc: He and his wife live safely in Vienna since many years, and with dual citizenship (at least she has).
        It’s not like they have to be afraid of going to work next day at the Marinsky…

      • Ana says:

        Don’t bother. They simply don’t understand that. It’s easy to critisize from their cosy positions.

    • Herbie G says:

      No, it’s a not a war but a ‘Special Military Operation’. Remember the Nazi ‘Einsatzgruppen’, ‘deployment groups’, which some misinformed people called ‘death squads’ just because they went around killing people.

  • Jean says:

    war = “logistics”

    The word “war” is currently banned in Russia

  • V.Lind says:

    Seems unlikely Mr. Turichenko would care to do a concert in Moscow next month…

  • tati says:

    Turichenko is not a ” former” member of the band ( unless i felt apart in the last few weeks” . He enjoys a successful careir in Russia, performing in concert and shows.

  • Stephan Catalano says:

    Eyvazov is simply one of the world’s worst tenors, terrifying. Great that Netrebko stopped after recent lousy performances, as the voice (an initially beautiful one) remains in a sorry state through repeated forcing, but he should really have followed her out of mercy for the public!!!