The Vienna Opera has announced that Simon Keenlyside is out of its Rigoletto revival in June. He is replaced by Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Paolo Rumets.
Keenlyside, 55, was forced to withdraw on the opening night of Pierre Audi’s production last December and has scarcely been heard since.
Vienna said he had been prescribed ‘a period of complete vocal conservation’ by his doctors.
We wish Simon a swift and full recovery.