Sonya Yoncheva has canceled two concerts from her “Baroque Heroines tour.”
The soprano announced on Facebook that due to contractual issues she would not perform in Munich nor Vienna.
She stated, “I am very sorry that after a year of preparations and rehearsals two of my four ‘Baroque Heroines’ concerts had to be canceled. Unfortunately, the promoter ‘München Musik’ and I were not able to agree on several logistic, artistic, and organizational issues concerning the venues in Munich and Vienna. I was very much looking forward to these concerts and deeply regret that they were canceled.”
She continued, “I care tremendously about my colleagues, the musicians ‘Academia Montis Regalis,’ and my dearest friend and conductor on my Handel album & tour Alessandro de Marchi, so I feel responsible for ensuring good working conditions for the whole team. My focus is on the music and it is most important to me to provide a respectful environment for my colleagues. I kindly ask for your understanding that the cancellation of the Vienna and Munich concerts was unavoidable, and I thank you for your support.”
The soprano, however, said that she would perform the Paris and Salzburg concerts. The two concerts will feature arias by Georg Friedrich Handel and Jean-Philippe Rameau.
The two remaining concerts will take place on April 18 and August 13.