Thursday, 24 March 2011

Fidelio: Kirill Petrenko withdraws

The Royal Opera House has just announced that back problems have prevented Kirill Petrenko from continuing with rehearsals of Fidelio, due to open next Tuesday, 29th. Sir Mark Elder, already scheduled to conduct The Tsar's Bride in April, will lead the first performances, with David Syrus conducting on 11 and 16 April. A pity: I had been looking forward to hearing the next General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera (also due to conduct the 2013 Bayreuth Ring). Let us hope that Nina Stemme will remain as Leonore...

1 comment:

EC said...

Disappointing indeed - particularly as my ticket is for the evening Syrus (and not Elder) will be stepping in. If not for Stemme, I'd be exchanging tickets.. I still might anyway..