Sondra Radvanovsky drops a role

Sondra Radvanovsky drops a role


norman lebrecht

October 05, 2018

She has told Munich she won’t sing Elisabetta again in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux.

Her replacement next March will be the veteran Edita Gruberova. She’s not dropping anything.


  • Caravaggio says:

    From bad to decidedly worse (the worst, actually). What are they thinking?

  • Bruce says:

    ^ Haha. When I saw that there was only one comment (so far) on this post, I knew who it would be from and what it would say. LOL.

  • Olassus says:

    La Radvan was due for two perfs only: March 17 + 20.
    Grubie adds those to her March 23 + 27 commitments.

  • Marcus Clayton says:

    I think that this situation requires some clarification, but I am not sure who could provide it.
    Did Ms.Rad simply cancel the two performances in Munich, or has she indeed dropped the role from her active repertoire?
    She just recently had a huge success in the role at the San Francisco Opera, and it would surprise me if has in fact dropped the role altogether.

  • Roberto Devereux says:

    She will not sing this part (like Norma) again. She was overwhelmed in San Francisco. Gruberová has contract for this part in 2021 :-)…

  • Roberto Devereux says:

    Great news! Edita Gruberová is far better I this part than Sondra!

  • Vaquero357 says:

    Edita Gruberova is still singing? Wow, long career.

  • rascaypica says:

    I was waiting for my tickets to hear Sondra Radvanovsky, but I have cancelled my petition. I don´t want to punish my ears listening to a geriatric Gruberova. She was great, but now it is painful to hear her. I hope they can fill the theater all that days, but I have some doubts about it. I know many people who cancelled too.