Sicklist: Czech chief misses showpiece

Sicklist: Czech chief misses showpiece


norman lebrecht

May 29, 2017

The eminent Czech conductor Jirí Belohlávek, 72, has withdrawn from performances of Smetana’s Ma Vlast in Dresden and Prague, due to ill health.

His replacement is Petr Altrichter.


  • Andrew Condon says:

    It was quite a shock to see recent photos published in the June Gramophone that were almost unrecognisable. I sincerely hope he gets well soon.

  • James says:

    Sadly it is reported that he died today .

  • Meal says:

    His death has been just announced ( He will be missed. May he rest in peace.