Mittwoch, 4. Februar 2009

Rolando didn't sing yesterday

As you can read already at Carlos' blog and opera chic, Rolando didn't sing the yesterdays' performance of Lucia. He was replaced by the italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti (who is scheduled as Anna's Edgardo at the state opera Vienna, take a look at the calendar for the exact dates)

"Giuseppe Filianoti will sing Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor tonight, replacing Rolando Villazón who is ill.

Mr. Villazón is still scheduled to sing Edgardo on February 7 matinee.

Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Lucia, with Mariusz Kwiecien as Enrico, Ildar Abdrazakov as Raimondo and Marco Armiliato conducting"

To be honest I'm very glad of hearing this. Of course I don't want that Rolando is ill and have to cancel at all, but I'm happy about that he cares more about himself ! It's better that he cancelles one production and take a break than singing if he is not feeling well and force his voice.


Anonym hat gesagt…

I think Rolando has serious voice problems.

In the opera forum there are many people who think this could be a really serious problem.

ChristinaLuise hat gesagt…

I can only hope that he has no problems wiht his voice again, and that it's only a cold (which would be quite normal at the beginning of February ^^)

Lisa hat gesagt…

I hope you're right Christina!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Ok Rolando will not sing on the 7th.

This was supposed to be the big "Traumpaar" comeback. Now everything is lost.
And Rolando missed a very big chance to get into the US Opera market with the live broadcast.

This is terrible. We could have so many more Rolando &Anna Opera DVDs. Think of the Salzburg Traviata -only Rolando and now Lucia only Anna.

Cardiff Traviata hat gesagt…

Ah, I take it this is the "mature" 52 year-old commentator of an earlier post?

You're doing yourself a great disservice by reverting to childhood at such an early age. To take satisfaction in the discomfort of others really is quite shameful, and would probably have embarrassed the late Fritz Wunderlich.

Atticus hat gesagt…

Espero que tengas razón Christina. Es normal en estas fechas caer víctima de resfriados sin importancia, pero que pueden afectar notablemente a un cantante con este nivel de exigencia vocal. En esas condiciones, teniendo que grabarse la actuación en DVD, entiendo que prefiera no cantar.

Anonym hat gesagt…


? 52 years old??
Fritz Wunderlich??

What are you talking about?

ChristinaLuise hat gesagt…

Sorry, he meant another anonym...^^