We’ll always have Paris … to cancel

We’ll always have Paris … to cancel


norman lebrecht

July 21, 2019

The next cancellation at the battered Paris Opéra will be Nino Machaidze in Traviata, starting September 9.

The Georgian soprano writes: ‘With my deepest regret I have to let you know that I will not be able to perform my La Traviata performances at the Opéra national de Paris. I have always had problems with my hip and as a result of a radiography done few weeks ago, we saw that I have an inflammation of my right leg nerve and the cartilage of my hip is very consumed. I have already done some physical therapy this month and now I have less pain, but next September I have to do special treatments with injections, to help my hip to feel better in order not to have leg problems as I had in this last period. During the therapy that doctors prescribed me, I need not to produce physical stress to my body and go on with further physical therapy in the same time. For this reason it will not be possible for me to do stage rehearsals for hours in the same day, which is what such demanding role requires, as well as to sing performances with leg pain.

‘I know that all the performances are sold out and I’m very sorry for all my fans and friends who already purchased the thickets for my performances 💖 I was super excited and couldn’t wait for my return to Paris starting rehearsals in August, but as we all know health is most important and in September I have to take care of myself 🤗 Love you all and in the meanwhile, since concerts are not a problem for me, as I don’t have any physical stress while singing, I will be happy to see you in Copenhagen for Tivoli Festival concert on August 3 and then at Salzburg Festival on August 25 and 31 for my Luisa Miller.’

In any chart of cancellations by major artists, Paris somehow always comes top.


  • Jay Bee says:

    To be honest, Paris is not loosing much from her cancellation. I heard her at the ROF in 2017 in Le Siège de Corinthe and I think she is a mess.

  • Alexander says:

    judging from what has been written here … and so the title of “singing Angeluna Jolie” goes to … Aida Garifullina 😉