Sonya Yoncheva Cancels ‘Tosca’ In Philadelphia

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Sonya Yoncheva has canceled her participation in the title role of Puccini’s “Tosca” with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

The soprano announced on her website that due to illness she would not be able to sing. She stated, “Due to her double otitis Sonya Yoncheva is also forced to cancel her performances of ‘Tosca’ with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The soprano has to continue medical treatment in Europe and isn’t allowed to travel by plane for the next weeks on her doctor’s orders. Unfortunately, this makes it impossible for her to sing in Philadelphia.”

The soprano recently canceled recitals in Zurich and Rolle and postponed them until Nov. 23, 2018.

Yoncheva recently made her debut in the title role of “Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera and received rave reviews. She was expected to make her Philadephia debut and when Nézet-Séguin announced the season he noted, “I finally got the ‘Tosca’ that I’ve been dreaming about.”

A replacement has not been announced but Yusif Eyvazov and Ambrogio Maestri are still slated to perform concert performances on May 12, 16, and 19, 2018.


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Francisco Salazar
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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