Tattoo baritone pulls out on Viennamain
Evgeny Nikitin, the heavily tattooed Russian bass-baritone, has withdrawn from Vienna’s Fidelio this week with a sick note. Nikitin is rebuilding his career after being chucked out of Bayreuth in 2012 for having what appeared to be a half-erased swastika tattoo (upper left).
He will be replaced as Don Pizzaro by Albert Dohmen.
Anja Kampe sings Leonore, Klaus Florian Vogt is Florestan.