Sicklist: Vienna loses Aida Garifullina

Sicklist: Vienna loses Aida Garifullina


norman lebrecht

April 24, 2019

The Russian Operalia winner has been replaced by house soprano Andrea Carroll Heidenreich in next week’s new run of Rigoletto.

Christopher Maltman will sing his first Vienna Rigoletto; Joseph Calleja is Duke of Mantova.




  • Bruce says:

    Maltman as Rigoletto? Interesting.

    (I’m more familiar with him as a smaller-scale singer. Still, Fischer-Dieskau recorded Rigoletto, so…)

  • Rabbie says:

    A pity. She was singing Luisa in Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery at Barenboim’s Berlin Easter Festival. Stepped in at short notice to replace Anna Netrenko with Barenboim and the orchestra in a Verdi concert. We were at the second performance on Saturday and she was magnificent singing arias from Rigoletto and La Traviata rather than the Netrebko repertoire of Nabucco, Aida and Forza. Netrebko had sung Luisa in Betrothal at the Maryinsky some 25 years ago – preserved on dvd

  • Suyimbike says:

    She is not Russian- she is a Tatar