Eyvazov's repertoire includes the roles of Alfredo in "La Traviata", Cavaradossi in "Tosca", Renato des Grieux
in "Manon Lescaut", Kalaf in "Turandot", Andrea Chenier in "Andrea Chenier", Rodolfo in "La Boheme", Don Carlos in "Don Carlos" and many others.
Set in 18th-century Paris, Manon tells the story of a young woman faced with the choice between two lovers and the different lifestyles they represent -- Des Grieux
, the young student she loves, and Monsieur GM, played in this production by Fabian Reimar as an ageing dandy, who can shower her in all the trappings of luxury.
Set against the poverty-stricken but jubilant lifestyle of 19th-century Paris, capricious, enigmatic Manon is rescued by the love-struck Des Grieux
from being sent to the convent, but is soon seduced by the glamorous life of luxury, abandoning the man she loves in pursuit of opulence afforded by a wealthy old man.
She meets and falls in love with the handsome young student Des Grieux
and they elope to Paris.
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Today, he is undoubtedly one of the best tenors for the French repertoire with success in roles such as Guillaume Tell, des Grieux
, Werther, and Hoffmann.
"Manon" is risky; it can fall desperately short if the chemistry between the two lovers is not absolutely believable; with the crackling chemistry between Manon and des Grieux
, you have a masterpiece of the highest calibre.
But Rudolf in Mayerling, Des Grieux
in Manon: I had to understand what they required of me in every scene, what I had to project.
Between 1961 and 1973, he was an admired exponent of roles ranging from Elvino in Bellini's La sonnambula to des Grieux
in Puccini's Manon Lescaut.
For, despite her amorality and apparent treachery (she is indolent, venal, and materialistic, sleeping with wealthy men for monetary gain), as the film progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that her feelings for the hero, Des Grieux
, are deeply genuine.