Just in: US countertenor cancels the Bolshoi

Just in: US countertenor cancels the Bolshoi


norman lebrecht

December 12, 2016

A message from David Daniels:



ANN ARBOR, MI, UNITED STATES December 11, 2016: David Daniels deeply regrets he must cancel his role as Bertarido in the Bolshoi Theatre’s December 2016 production of Rodelinda due to illness. He hopes to find the earliest opportunity to participate in another production at the Bolshoi Theatre. David sends his sincere thanks for the understanding of his colleagues and cast-mates, and the kind understanding of the audiences at the Bolshoi Theatre. David’s friend and colleague, Gerald Thompson, will step into the role of Bertarido, and David wishes him great success!


  • Peter says:

    if this blog now has decided to publish all the health related cancellations by any singer/artist at any music venue it will be a quite tedious read.

    • John says:

      Then tune it out. Your choice. It just might be of interest to people who are following Mr. Daniels’ career.

    • Jason says:

      If by “any singer/artist,” you mean the greatest and most accomplished countertenor of all time, then yes, it’s important to publish his cancellation. Bitter much?