Israeli soprano gets a Vienna Opera break

Israeli soprano gets a Vienna Opera break


norman lebrecht

February 12, 2016

The Vienna run of Dvorak’s Rusalka is having a bumpy start.

Camilla Nylund filled in on the opening night for a sick Krassimira Stoyanova, but she’s in demand elsewhere. Krassimira is still sick. She will be replaced on Saturday by Gal James, making her Vienna Opera debut.

A Barenboim protegée, Gal James, 38, came third in the 2006 Belvedere competition and now lives in Graz.

gal james


  • Olassus says:

    If that’s the costume, no wonder Stoyanova is out sick.

  • Juan Roman says:

    Gal James was amazing yesterday! What a voice! Brava