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.”