The Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze expressed ‘deepest regret’ a couple of months ago for pulling out of a Paris Traviata to undergo treatment for hip and thigh complaints.
She should have been singing Violetta in Paris next week. Instead, she will be in Frankfurt, jumping in as Desdemona in Rossini’s Otello.
Here’s what she says:
My dears, I’m happy to inform you about a surprise news 😊 I have just arrived in Frankfurt to jump into the production of Rossini’s “Otello” signed by Damiano Michieletto that I already performed in Wien 3 years ago 🥰 This is completely unexpected news and on sunday I will sing the Opening night almost without rehearsals 😊 As you know because of my hip and leg problems and to be able to take care of myself, I had to cancel another production, which would have seen me involved for a long period in La Traviata performances in beautiful Opéra de Paris. I am still very sorry for this and I hope to return soon to Paris, city and Theater that I love very much and with who I’m still very thankful for understanding and kindness 🥰During this month and next one I still have to continue treatment on my leg, but thanks to hard physiotherapy that I did during last month and days in between my performances in Salzburg, fortunately now I feel much better and finally I can get back to the performances, especially with such short rehearsal period 😊 Love you all and I look forward to meeting you in Frankfurt Opera house from 8 to 29 September.
Why is it that Paris is everyone’s first-choice cancellation?