The German soprano Sonja Gornik has made the following announcement:
Am 03.Mai 2017 habe ich meine Bühnenkarriere auf der Opernbühne beendet.
Ich danke von Herzen all den großartigen Menschen, die mich auf meinem Weg begleitet haben und meinem wunderbaren Publikum!
Which translates as: On May 3, 2017, I ended my stage career on the opera stage. I offer wholehearted thanks to all the outstanding people who have accompanied me along the way, and to my wonderful audience!
Sonja was a member of the Hessian state theatre at Wiesbaden, where she has recently been singing Tosca, Madam Butterfly and Brünnhilde. She gives no reason for her retirement and leaves in the middle of a run of Siegfried.