Breaking: Chailly cancels Berlin Philharmonic

Breaking: Chailly cancels Berlin Philharmonic


norman lebrecht

January 06, 2017

He’s unwell.

Marek Janowski will take over next week’s three performances of the Verdi Requiem.


  • julius says:

    If he is really unwell, why is he conducting «Madama Butterfly» at La Scala the day after tomorrow?

  • Frederic M. says:

    It’s really upsetting when artists use health reasons which are evidently untrue.
    Chailly 01/06 has canceled Berlin’s concerts (01/12-14-15) because of illness, but 01/08 has regularly conducted 3h05m of Puccini in Milan.
    Is it a dirty trick?

    • John says:

      Frederic, have you ever become ill in the six days following some successful endeavor? Perhaps too ill to lead multiple rehearsals and three performances of a major choral work in one of the world’s most major venues? If not, I’d suggest you keep your boring and needless thoughts to yourself.