Sydney cancels Jessye Norman

Sydney cancels Jessye Norman


norman lebrecht

June 16, 2016

Sydney Sings, a July festival organised by Leo Schofield and promising big names, has been called off at less than a month’s notice.

The official reasons is the ‘sudden illness of the event’s executive director Jarrod Carland‘.

We wish him better.

Behind cupped hands, there are suggestions the Government failed to deliver on a past minister’s promises.

The highlights were supposed to be Jessye Norman giving a masterclass and a 600-voice choir in Carmina Burana.


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  • Christopher says:

    There’s an election in Australia on 2nd July.

  • Nich says:

    Leo Scofield has an excellent track record as an arts administrator and promoter but the official reason beggars belief! I wonder if that is covered in the force majeure clause which must be in Ms. Norman’s contract. If not, she will presumably collect a substantial fee.