Aida Garifullina Cancels ‘Turandot’ Performance Due to Virus

By David Salazar

Soprano Aida Garifullina has canceled the performance of “Turandot” at the Staatsoper Berlin on June 25, 2022.

The Russian diva, who has been singing the role of Liù, took to social media to state that “I’m so sorry! Unfortunately, I had to cancel my performance tonight due to a virus and soar throat. I am extremely sad!!! I can’t even describe my felings, I really hope to make it up to you in my next shows. Love you all.”

“Turandot” stars Elena Pankratova in the title role with Yusif Eyvazov as Calaf. THe cast also features Siegfried Jerusalem as Altoum, and René Pape as Timur.

The opera runs through July 10, 2022.