Salute Ludovic Tézier, saviour of world operaNews
The French baritone Ludovic Tézier, as Scarpia, shone in a lacklustre Salzburg Tosca with the Netrebko two weeks ago, a performance so poor they cancelled the broadcast.
Straight after opening night he was driven down to Graz to rescue a Jonas Kaufmann-Kristine Opolais Tosca from which Bryn Terfel had withdrawn at the last minute.
This weekend he spared the blushes of the Vienna State Opera on its reopening night, replacing Erwin Schrott who had suffered an unspecified injury in a weary 622nd performance of Margarethe Wallmann’s creaking production.
Salute M. Tézier. He is a one-man rescue mission for the entire opera industry.