Juan Diego Flórez Cancels ‘Rigoletto’ in Vienna

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Juan Diego Flórez has canceled his performances of “Rigoletto” at the Wiener Staatsoper.

The tenor announced is cancelation on Instagram noting “With great regret, I have to cancel my two upcoming performances of Rigoletto at the Wiener Staatsoper. Following my doctor’s orders, I need to rest my voice in order to recover from a tracheitis. I’m sorry for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.”

Flórez was set to perform on June 7 and 10 with Aida Garifullina, with the June 7 performance slated for a Live Stream.

The Wiener Staatsoper has yet to announce a replacement but Flórez will return to the stage for the World Cup gala on June 13 and for “Il Viaggio a Reims” in Vienna. He is also slated to the Rossini Opera Festival this summer for a “Ricciardo e Zoraide.”

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FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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