Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Show Won't Go On

In the world of opera and to a lesser extent orchestras and instrumentalists, everyone seems to be sick these days:

Tenor Rolando Villazón Cancels Performances Through Year's End, Including Met, Covent Garden, Carnegie Hall

Nathan Gunn Pulls Out of September and October Performances at Met

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann, Taken Ill, Cancels Two Major Engagements

Conductor Claudio Abbado Withdraws from Carnegie Hall Season Openers Next Month

Soprano Dorothea Röschmann Cancels All Engagements for Three Months

Bryn Terfel Withdraws from Covent Garden Ring

Horacio Gutiérrez Cancels Performances Through January 2008

Another Cancellation at Salzburg: Diana Damrau Pulls Out of Tonight's Figaro

In Latest of Several Cancellations, Tenor Rolando Villazón Pulls Out of Salzburg Festival

Anna Netrebko Cancels Salzburg Festival Appearances

Most of these were colds, stress, sore throat, sneezes, sniffles and stress. Only Gutiérrez and Abbado have serious illnesses.

Whatever happened to the show must go on??

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