Just in: Salzburg loses two stars

Just in: Salzburg loses two stars


norman lebrecht

May 19, 2021

Anja Harteros and Bryn Terfel have pulled out of a concert performance of Tosca at next week’s Whitsun Festival. No reason has been given.

The substitutes are Anna Netrebko in the title role and Luca Salsi as Scarpia.

Jonas Kaufmann will sing Cavaradossi and Cecilia Bartoli will play the young shepherd, reprising a role she first sang at the Rome Opera when ten years old.

Mehta conducts.


  • Peter B says:

    Very poor choices for the substitutes… overrated Netrebko will never be a good Tosca, while Salsi is hard to listen to in anything.
    As for Bartoli “singing” the young shepherd… pathetic!

  • Brian says:

    Expensive shepherd!