Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from all the three performances of Bellini's I Puritani she was scheduled to sing at the Wiener Staatsoper on 19., 22. and 25. April 2010. Desirée Rancatore is scheduled now to sing the role of Elvira in all three performances.
Austrian newspaper Der Standard reports that Netrebko is ill, being this the reason for the cancellation of all three performances. German magazine Bunte reports that Jeffrey D. Vanderveen, manager of Anna Netrebko, said that the singer has a feverish laryngitis and she must first take care of her voice.