Lusine Shirinyan, an official of the Overseas Ministry in Yerevan and of the Armenian Embassy in Washington, has circulated a press release by Agence Massis Opéra, disputing the denials by SemperOpernball that it fired the Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan at Yusif Eyvazov’s request.
Ms Shirinyan had beforehand accused Eyvazov of ‘Armenophobia’: On the day of the 30th anniversary of the Armenian bloodbath in Baku Azerbaijani opera singer Yusif Eyvazov proclaims he refuses to carry out on stage with Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan at Dresden Opera Ball citing her nationality. What is that this if not Armenophobia? Ruzan, you’re the finest! I’m proud to have recognized you since childhood. This outrageous incident must be condemned and the competition boycotted.
Right here’s the assertion by Agence Massis Opera:
To verify the details and put an finish to this bitter controversy
In response to the press launch from Semper Opernball and the rebuttals from Mr. Yusif Eyvazov :
The “misunderstanding,” which is alluded to within the press launch, wish to attribute accountability for this “battle” to Agence Massis Opéra.
In actuality, it might appear as a substitute to narrate to the relations between the varied collaborators of this Affiliation, directed by Dr. Hans-Joachim Frey.
Certainly, after a primary written contact in September 2019 asking us for the supply of Miss Mantashyan for the date of the live performance, the written exchanges continued, with none explicit downside, to take care of the varied ordinary components of a negotiation – contact particulars, program, monetary situations, visa utility, and so on
After about 15 email-exchanges, the file appeared full.
So there was a willingness on the a part of the Semper Opernball to rent Ruzan Mantashyan for the live performance on February 7.
On January 10, 2020, we acquired a final written message saying the cancellation of Ruzan Mantashyan’s participation, as a result of Mr. Yusif Eyvazov didn’t want to carry out together with her for the explanations talked about in our first press launch.
This may occasionally have created a really uneasy state of affairs for the organizers, however now we have no type of accountability within the evolution of this case, which is penalizing for our artist. We don’t doubt the SemperOpernball’s respectability and its basic openness in direction of artists of all nations and cultures.