Double blow: Maestro and hero fall out of Pique Dame

Zurich Opera has lost both its conductor and its Hermann from Tchaikovky’s opera.

The veteran Russian conductor Michail Jurowski, 70, is said to be seriously ill with a suspected heart condition.

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He’s being replaced at short notice by Stanislav Kochanovsky.

The US tenor Brandon Jovanovich has also cancelled the entire run for health reasons. His substitute is Maxim Aksenov.

UPDATE: Good news of Jurowski. He’s feeling much better and will conduct in Zurich on June 16 and 17.

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  • I believe Jovanovich – a fine singer – recently had back surgery. He canceled some performances of Werther he was supposed to sing in Boston in March.

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