Festival shock: Angela Gheorghiu cancels Faustmain
She had agreed to step in for Anna Netrebko at Baden-Baden. Now she’s having second thoughts. Here’s what Angela Gheorghiu has just posted:
I am very sorry to have to turn down the offer from the Baden-Baden-Festspielhaus to perform in Faust in June this year.
It has always been one of my principles not to sing in a new production that has not been conceived from the very beginning for me. It is also rather unusual for me to have to replace another singer. Nevertheless, I have tried to make it possible and to be available for the whole period but unfortunately I have not been successful in doing this.
I sincerely hope to have the chance to be invited to a new production in Baden-Baden, that will be created for me, in future.
I am also so much looking forward to my New Year’s Eve Gala Concert in Baden-Baden!