Star soprano quits Covent Garden ‘to join my family now’main
The Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak has dropped out of La Traviata at the ROH with this message:
Monday, March 16th at 7 pm the 2nd performance of Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA. Considering the worrying health situation, I have decided to withdraw from the production after this second performance. The situation is very difficult and I want to be able to join my family now, as it may be not possible very soon. I have also the feeling that it is my duty to be in solidarity with everbody who is facing, fighting or getting ready to fight this virus. I’m very sorry maybe to disappoint some of you, but sometimes we have to make difficult decisions.
Kurzak is married to the French-Sicilian tenor Roberto Alagna.