Sicklist: Sonya Yoncheva cancels Munich and Baden-Baden

Munich have got Diana Damrau to replace the Bulgarian soprano in La Traviata.

Baden-Baden have called in Marina Rebeka to play opposite Joyce DiDonato and Rolando Villazon in La Clemenza di Tito.

It’s turning into the summer of no-shows.

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  • Rebeka is a mistake for the Clemenza. Poor Italian. Will damage DG’s recording project. Too bad! That is not a tough role to cast.

  • Also a recital in London in the Cardogan Hall with works by John Cage had to be postponed since no pianist could be found to substitute for [redacted] who got a hand injury yesterday resulting from a complex fingering in Bach’s WTK. Especially 4’33” requires a healthy hand (the right one, to turn the pages).

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