Sicklist: Nina Stemme’s out

The hardworking Swede has cancelled Turandot at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

She will be replaced in the Robert Wilson production by Oksana Dyka and Irene Theorin.

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  • I’ve not heard Irene Theorin sing Turandot but I can attest that she was an excellent Brunhilde in Budapest a few years ago.
    I fear that, on recent hearing, Nina Stemme may be working a little too hard.

    • She probably does work too hard, but her Brunnhilde in Gotterdammerung, which I had the pleasure of attending at the Royal Opera Covent Garden just a couple of weeks ago, was little short of sensational. She is at the height of her powers. But maybe even she deserves a break.

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