Angela Gheorghiu Cancels Final ‘Tosca’ In London

By Francisco Salazar

Angela Gheorghiu has canceled a performance of “Tosca” at the Royal Opera House.

The soprano announced that due to illness she would be unable to sing today June 20, 2019. She stated, “Dear Freinds, I am very sad that due to a very bad cold that I have since yesterday morning I will not be able to perform tonight. I know and fully understand how disappointing this is for everyone and I am the first one to be suffering because of not singing tonight for you. Thank you for your kindness and understanding and looking forward to seeing you all very soon!”

As a result,  Amanda Echalaz will perform the role. Echalaz made her Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Ker in the world premiere of “The Minotaur” and has since performed in “Tosca” in 2013 and 2016 and Lucia in the “The Exterminating Angel” in 2017.

Echalaz joins Vittorio Grigolo and Marco Vratogna in the final “Tosca” performance of the season. Alexander Joel conducts the production.

Gheorghiu returns to the stage on June 29 for the Four Last Songs in Oxford.