‘I never cancel soprano’ has cancelled

‘I never cancel soprano’ has cancelled


norman lebrecht

October 05, 2020

The Finnish star Karita Mattila is renowned for aways showing up.

Last night, however, she cancelled Janacek’s Jenufa in the composer’s home town of Brno ‘due to a sudden health indisposition.’

We wish her better.



  • RW2013 says:

    She was in great form the night before (as was the rest of the cast) even applauding the masked audience at her stormy ovations. Maybe back-to-back performances didn’t agree with her.

  • Erja Kettunen says:

    Getting older, even she…

  • Pedro says:

    She is a superb artist and she cancelled two performances I had tickets to. Manon Lescaut at the Met and the Alterberg-lieder in Salzburg.

  • Tiredofitall says:

    God, we miss Karita in New York!

  • Greg Bottini says:

    A wonderful singer! I wish her only the best.

  • papageno says:

    I would like to hear her sing Isolde.