Simon Rattle loses his Pontius Pilate

The Berlin Phil tells us that Christian Gerhaher, who was due to sing Peter and Pontius Pilate in Bach’s St John Passion, has fallen sick.

His replacement is te Austrian baritone Georg Nigl, a recent Wozzeck at La Scala.

Peter Sellars directs.


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  • Time of year to get ill but as long as you know there’s always someone there to take your place in big standard repertoire, then all is well – so to speak!

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