We hear that Daniele Gatti has pulled out of next week’s concerts and a recording with the Vienna Philharmonic and Jonas Kaufmann.
They were to have performed Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Kaufmann singing both tenor and baritone/contralto parts.
(Suddenly, we’re feeling a bit queasy. And there’s football on telly.)
The Vienna Philharmonic has yet to announce a change of programme. We understand the recording team have been stood down.
UPDATE: The VPO has announced that Jonathan Nott will replace Gatti. Kaufmann will sing both parts in Das Lied. The recording is cancelled.