Aida Garifullina Cancels ‘La Traviata’ at Arena di Verona

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: © Decca / Simon Fowler)

Aida Garifullina has canceled her upcoming performance at the Arena di Verona.

The soprano took to social media stating, “My dear friends, this decision was probably the most difficult in the last 10 years but, to my great regret – following a recent surgery and following the advice from the doctor – it has been necessary to cancel my ‘La Traviata’ at the Arena di Verona in September. I know many of you would have been flying to the festival for me, and for this I appreciate your understanding and support. With love, your Aida.” 

The soprano was set to perform the role of Violetta on Sept. 2 alongside Saimir Pirgu and Simone Piazzola. The Arena di Verona has yet to announce a replacement.

Garifullina is set to return to the stage in October for a production of “Rigoletto” at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.