Breaking: Salzburg stops Netrebko broadcastNews
Friday’s planned broadcast of Tosca on the national channel ORF2 has been called off.
The performance, featuring Anna Netrebko and her husband Yusif Eyvazov, with Ludovic Tézier as Scarpia, was supposed to be a summit of this year’s festival. But Netrebko missed the dress rehearsal with a cold and the first night received tepid responses.
The reason given for the cancellation is ‘organisational and dispositional’. Some reports indicate that the diva demanded it.
Either way, it is a serious blow for the prestige of a festival that had otherwise run without a hitch.
photo: Salzburg Festival