Covent Garden fires Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov quitsNews
The Azeri tenor has pulled out of the opera house after it refused to employ his Putin-compromised wife, Anna Netrebko.
Press statement from the ROH:
Regretfully, Yusif Eyvazov must withdraw from performing the role of Manrico in Il trovatore on 2, 5, 8, 13, 16 June – this is due to a scheduling conflict. A replacement will be announced as soon as possible.
In addition, the role of Leonora will be performed by Marina Rebeka on 2, 5, 8, 13 and 16 June – Marina previously sang Violetta in La traviata at Covent Garden in 2010 and 2015.
The couple are presently singing in Argentina.