Mega-mezzo quits Salzburg

Mega-mezzo quits Salzburg


norman lebrecht

July 14, 2014

Nora Gubich has pulled out of the world premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie’s opera, Charlotte Salomon, due to open on July 28.

Huge in France, the iconic mezzo has announced on Facebook that she has acute lower back pain and needs to spend four weeks in rehab.

No word from Salzburg on a replacement.

nora gubisch


  • Theodore McGuiver says:

    I saw her husband yesterday. He didn’t mention it.

  • sdReader says:

    How sad for her. The one time she gets to be “huge” everywhere else, her back lets up.

    But if Anaïk Morel is the substitute, the results should be good.

  • Marc-Antoine Hamet says:

    Just checked on the Salzburg Festival website.
    Nora Gubich’s name does not appear.

    Marianne Crebassa, young mezzo-soprano from France, will have the title role in Dalbavie’s opera Charlotte Salomon.
    All seems wel!

    • sdReader says:

      It’s Nora *Gubisch*, aka Mrs. Alain Altinoglu, and she was slated for the role of Paulinka Bimbam, afaik.

      Her CD of Ravel Mélodies on the label Naïve is supposed to be breath-taking. I ordered it today, although I had not heard of this woman until Norman’s post.

      So Norman does help sell CDs!