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1957 UK The Curse of Frankenstein 500x382 Kaufmanns cancellation: curse or conspiracy?The Curse of La Scala strikes again?

As already noted in this blog, the recital series at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala has suffered from a great num­ber of can­cel­la­tions and post­pone­ments dur­ing the last year or so. The latest has been Jonas Kaufmann’s recital on 1 June which, ‘due to a sud­den ill­ness’, has been post­poned until late Octo­ber. As he’s also slated to sing in the 2013–2014 series, this means that in less that six months he’ll be back… or will he?

Curse or con­spir­acy? Accord­ing to Nor­man Lebrecht’s blog Slipped Disc,

Back­stage, they are say­ing he needed more time to pre­pare for Trovatore in Munich.

…or did he? At the end of this month the Ger­man tenor will début as Man­rico at the Bay­erische Staat­soper, but that’s more than three weeks away. Can it really be an explan­a­tion for a one night can­cel­la­tion at the most pres­ti­gi­ous opera houses in the world? Maybe he just has a cold.

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