Just in: Yoncheva cancels. Beczala steps in

Just in: Yoncheva cancels. Beczala steps in


norman lebrecht

May 01, 2018

We hear from Zurich Opera that Sonya Yoncheva has cancelled tonight’s recital.

Her replacement is Piotr Beczala.

Brave chap.



  • Patricia says:

    Why brave? I would love to go to a Beczala recital and in fact will do so in October in london. He is a regulat recitalist and doesnot need such a comment. I believe he is already in Zurich rehearsing for Werther

    • Rog says:

      Agreed – a wonderful singer who no doubt has a recital or two up his sleeve. Generous, perhaps (though he will doubtless be well rewarded), but brave? I don’t understand why.

  • Pedro says:

    Very good news! I prefer Bexzala to Yoncheva. Not the same repertoire of course.

  • Alexander says:

    as they say “brave little Zurich” 😉