Salzburg star is ‘acutely ill’

Salzburg star is ‘acutely ill’


norman lebrecht

August 18, 2018

The soprano Asmik Grigorian, who has scored a huge success as Salzburg’s Salome, was replaced last night at a few hours’ notice by the Swedish singer Malin Byström.

Grigorian is said to be ‘acutely ill’.

We wish her better.


  • Basia Jaworski says:

    Malin Byström made her Salome-debut in Amsterdam.

  • Caravaggio says:

    So what exactly is the acute sickness afflicting Grigorian?

    • Mike Schachter says:

      We have not ben told and do not need to know unless she wishes it.

    • John Borstlap says:

      It may be an after effect from the Regietheater style of the Salome production (photo).

      • Martin says:

        do you feel better now, John Borstlap, saviour of music and opera?

        • John Borstlap says:

          I know, it’s all very difficult, isn’t it? Keep trying!

          • Jaypee says:

            Borstlap, i said it before and i’ll say it again:
            You’re predictable, you’re boring and you obviously have an ego problem. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be trolling here.
            Here’s a thought: why don’t you put more time on your music and less on slippeddisc.
            Guess what: we’ll be ok. And maybe, maybe your music will start to sound relevant.
            In other words: get a life!

  • Hornbill says:

    For the record, Asmik Grigorian was back singing Salome at Salzburg tonight.

    Mighty good she was.