Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Andrzej Dobber to sing in place of Placido Domingo

I just got this in my inbox. Placido Domingo is not singing. And Adriana Damato will not sing Amelia. It is sad for me. But I will see Simon Boccanegra for the first time and Ferruccio Furlanetto will be Fiesco, that is good

Dear visitors,

We are writing in regards to the tickets you hold for the FESTTAGE performance of SIMON BOCCANEGRA on March 27 or 30, 2010, with the unfortunate news that Plácido Domingo, who underwent a serious operation this past week, has had to cancel both performances of SIMON BOCCANEGRA due to health reasons. According to his doctors, Domingo will recover completely and recover his characteristic strength but must take a break of at least six weeks.

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden is pleased to announce that Andrzéj Dobber will be assuming the role of Simon Boccanegra for both performances under the direction of Daniel Barenboim and will be singing alongside young soprano Ailyn Perez as well as such other acclaimed vocalists as Ferruccio Fulanetto, Fabio Sartori, Hanno Müller-Brachmann and Alexander Vinogradov. Andrzéj Dobber is among the most eminent performers in his field and well celebrated in the world's largest opera houses. He has achieved acclaim on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Los Angeles Opera, La Scala in Milan and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in the roles of Giorgio Germont in LA TRAVIATA, Amonasro in AIDA and Scarpia in TOSCA.

Aside from this change, your tickets, of course, remain valid.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Staatsoper Unter den Linden

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