Netrebko cancels Dudamel

Netrebko cancels Dudamel


norman lebrecht

September 22, 2020

The soprano, recovering from a hospitalisation with Covid, has pulled out of next month’s Il Trovatore in Barcelona, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Rachel Willis-Sørensen jumps in.



  • Le Křenek du jour says:

    Shouldn’t the headline read “Covid-19 cancels Netrebko” ?

  • Tiredofitall says:

    Off topic, but whenever I see this particular photo, I wonder at the marvel of photoshop.

  • Scott says:

    Sounds like a smart thing to do.

  • david parrish says:

    she cancels more than she performs

  • Patricia Higgins says:

    Get well soon

  • V. Lind says:

    She has cancelled her performance in Il Trovatore, she has cancelled a trip to Spain, a country that has seen recent Covid spikes and from which some countries are subjecting returning travellers to quarantine, and she is just out of hospital.

    What’s with blaming her for something sensible in a time of real uncertainty, roping in a bystander (Dudamel — she would have cancelled whoever was conducting, so he is hardly relevant except as a whipping boy) and the lack of sympathy for someone who has been ill?

  • Silversled says:

    I heard Willis-Sørenson’s Leonora in Paul Curran’s thrilling production of Il trovatore in Turin a couple of years ago. The audience is in for a real treat as Willis-Sørenson is the real thing.

  • Semra Bahcivan says:

    Good luck, get well soon

  • Michael says:

    We need you Anna, get well soon and be careful about the virus.

  • Hassan says:

    Get well soon Anna. Many, including me, likes opera because of you.

  • Terry says:

    I hope she recovers without any organ damages. I heard of a man of 50 who’s a friend of my niece, after he contracted and recovered from COVID-19 he can’t even walk without a walking stick.