Just in: Norovirus kills Netrebko’s summer opera

The Baden Baden Festival has let it be known that Anna Netrebko and Yusif Evyazov have pulled out of Adriana Lecouvreur with an attack of norovirus. They are, says the festival, ‘obliged to spend the next few days in quarantine with their family.’

The two performances, billed as the German premiere of last year’s Mariinsky production, will go ahead with Russia-based replacements – soprano Tatiana Serjan and tenor Migran Agadzhanyan, both recruited by the conductor Valery Gergiev.

There will be no ticket refunds.

Norovirus causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

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