Phew! Yoncheva cancels Munich due to heat

Phew! Yoncheva cancels Munich due to heat


norman lebrecht

June 25, 2019

Message from Bavarian State Opera:

In our festival performances of Norma, Carmen Giannattasio will sing the title role in place of Sonya Yoncheva. Ms. Yoncheva very much regrets that because of the great heat in Munich in connection with her advanced pregnancy she is unable to sing the role.

In unseren Festspielvorstellungen von Norma am 30. Juni und 3. Juli 2019 wird Carmen Giannattasio die Titelpartie für Sonya Yoncheva übernehmen. Frau Yoncheva bedauert sehr, aufgrund der großen Hitze in München in Verbindung mit ihrer fortgeschrittenen Schwangerschaft die Rolle nun doch nicht singen zu können. Wir sind dankbar, dass Carmen Giannattasio die Titelpartie so kurzfristig übernehmen wird.


  • Petros LInardos says:

    Headline is out of context: the pregnancy makes a critical difference.

  • Mantö Tediesesweib says:

    Yeah, the heat, the pregnancy, and of course the role — which is a little more work than the five lucrative June and July galas she has not canceled, on either side of her Munich commitment.

  • I had a very good chat with Ms Carmen Giannattasio a few years ago. If someone is interested.. It’s in English

  • esfir ross says:

    Does Diva wear such shoes in her pregnancy. She need stilts