The diva called off last night’s concert at a few hours notice with a heavy cold.
Ms Bartoli issued the following statement:
‘I feel sad and disappointed to give up this concert, which was so important to me. I have been hoping until the last moment to be able to sing tonight. I thank all those who bought tickets and were waiting for this evening. Mr Pereira and I are looking for a new date to reschedule the concert as soon as possible.’
La Scala arranged for a concert to go ahead with her accompanying ensemble, I Barocchisti and Diego Fasolis, but refunds were offered to those who requested.
Details from Graham Spicer at Gramilano.