Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov fall ill

Tatiana Serjan and Migran Agadzhanyan to rescue the opera 'Adriana Lecouvreur'

Photo that shows Anna Netrebko Yusif Eyvazov Copyright By Vladimir Shirkov 1. © Vladimir Shirokov
© Vladimir Shirokov

Anna Netrebko and her husband Yusif Eyvazov have been infected with the norovirus and will be obliged to spend the next few days in quarantine with their family. As a result the artists will be unable to sing as planned in the two upcoming performances of Cilea’s opera Adriana Lecouvreur on July 20 and 23, 2018 at the Festival Hall Baden-Baden. This was announced today (July 18, 2018) by Festival Hall Artistic Director Andreas Mölich-Zebhauser.


“As is customary in the opera world, we will not be cancelling the performances in view of the many other artists involved,” Mölich-Zebhauser said. “All tickets remain valid.” Together with conductor Valery Gergiev, the artistic director has found two acclaimed artists on short notice who will be rescuing the Festival performance.


Soprano Tatiana Serjan has collaborated with Riccardo Muti to great success at Milan’s La Scala, the Salzburger Festspiele, and in New York. Under the direction of Valery Gergiev, she has sung many of the main roles of her repertoire and is now also an acclaimed and beloved guest among audiences in Berlin, Vienna, and Zurich. In Baden-Baden she will now be making her debut in the title role of the opera Adriana Lecouvreur.
 
Hailing from Rostov-on-Don, tenor Migran Agadzhanyan is currently launching a successful career on the heels of his triumphs at major competitions, including the Placido Domingo Competition, as he appears on the world’s major stages. The title roles in operas by Verdi and Puccini have taken him to Lyon as well as to London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where he shone as Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca. In Baden-Baden he will be taking on the role of Maurizio.


Artistic Director Andreas Mölich-Zebhauser is aware of the disappointment visitors may be feeling and asks for their understanding: “I wish Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov a quick recovery and note with a deep-drawn sigh: opera is and will remain dear to our hearts – despite all human frailties.” The team at the Festival Hall Baden-Baden is currently working to quickly inform all visitors attending the two opera evenings in writing.

Photo that shows Adriana Lecouvreur By Irina Tuminene © State Academic Mariinsky Theatre 3.
Fri 20.07.18Mon 23.07.18 Cilea: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

German premiere of the Mariinsky Theatre’s new production from 2017.