Friday, April 23, 2010

Breaking News: Elina Garanca withdraws from all Carmen performances in Wien

Unfortunately new withdrawals have announced for the upcoming performances of Bizet's Carmen at the Wiener Staatsoper. First, it was Rolando Villazón who had to sing the role of Don José and withdraw from all the performances, being replaced by Massimo Giordano. A few days ago it was announced the withdrawal from all the performances of the conductor Mariss Jansons, being replaced by Andris Nelsons. Today the Austrian newspaper Der Standard has announced that Elina Garanca, who had to sing the title role, withdraws from all the performances due to health reasons. Replacing Elina Garanca will be the bulgarian mezzo-soprano Nadia Krasteva.

Ioan Holender, Director of the Wiener Staatsoper, has confirmed the rest of the cast for all the performances, including Massimo Giordano as Don José, Anna Netrebko as Micaela and Ildebrando d'Arcangelo as Escamillo.

Elina Garanca muss die "Carmen" abgeben | Der Standard | 23. April 2010

Anna Netrebko | 2009-2010 Season


  1. I'll be waiting for ORF's live broadcast impatiently! Everyone, you who will be there in Vienna, I'm sure you'll not be disappointed!

  2. German TV channel BR (Bayerisches Fernsehen) will also telecast "Carmen" vom Vienna on May 6th (21.14 - 0.05h)




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