Monday, April 19, 2010

Let the cancellitis begin!

Mariss Jansons has withdrawn from all the performances of the Vienna Carmen due to an illness that will keep him away from the podium for 2 or 3 months.

Jansons, aged 67, suffered a heart attack back in 1996 while conducting La Bohème. The May the 3rd Carmen would mean his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper.

Let´s hope this is the first and last cancellation of this much awaited production.


Mariss Jansons has been replaced by his compatriot Andris Nelsons


Anonymous said...

just to be pedantic, its already the second afer Don Jose ; )

however, mush agreed, and wish Maestro Jansons a speedy recovery!

Parsifal said...

Well, we were already aware of Rolando's cancellation a long time ago and at least I, decided to go to Vienna a lot after the final cast had been, still 1st cancellation for me -and hopefully the last

Hariclea said...

Ohhh :-( i do hope he will get well soon, that's a scare! :-((( And with his history bad news... uff Hope it will be the last and that you will enjoy the show. Who replaces Jansons?