Sicklist: Nina Stemme’s out

Sicklist: Nina Stemme’s out


norman lebrecht

November 14, 2018

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.


  • Wotan says:

    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.

    • Martin says:

      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.