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The US soprano Christine Goerke has cancelled her Bayreuth debut for ‘personal reasons’.
She has told the festival she cannot manage the long rehearsal periods required for a new production.
Bayreuth says it hopes she will turn up for Tristan und Isolde in 2023.
This summer her replacement will be the Sweidhs soprano Iréne Theorin.