Kozena cancels Melbourne, Rattle conducts sitting downmain
Australia’s star visitors had a rough night in Melbourne, we hear from the musicians.
Magdalena Kozena had to withdraw from the concert at the last minute when her voice went faint and her husband went on stage with a raging temperature. He battled on through the performance, sitting down.
Brett Dean’s new orchestration of Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées, was cancelled.
Apparently one of the kids has flu and both parents caught it.
More details as we hear.