Soprano Hasmik Papian

Azerbaijani Singer Refuses to Share Stage with Armenian Singer at Opera Ball


DRESDEN, Germany ( — Azerbaijani opera singer Yusif Eyvazov has refused  to perform on the same stage with Armenian singer because of the latter’s nationality which is said out of political considerations, Hasmik Papian, world-famous Armenian soprano wrote on her Facebook page.

As Papian informed the concert in question is scheduled for February 7 as part of the annual Dresden Opera Ball. Eyvazov, in particular, has refused to share the stage with Armenian singer Ruzan Mantashyan, citing the latter’s nationality as a reason.

“I have performed at the mentioned opera theatre on numerous occasions and cannot recall such an incident. I am about to raise a protest over this,” Papian added.


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