Daniele Gatti Cancels Numerous Performances

By Francisco Salazar

Daniele Gatti has canceled a series of engagements due to heart problems. 

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma announced earlier this week that due to an episode of cardiac arrhythmia that took place on the night between Dec. 4 and 5, Gatti would cancel a number of performances. 

Among the performances the conductor was forced to cancel for precautionary reasons were performances with the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, the production of the “Otello” in Baden-Baden and Berlin, and the Bundesjugendorchester.

In a statementt, Gatti’s team stated, “Maestro Gatti expresses his regret and looks forward to future collaborations with all musical institutions involved.”

As a result, Zubin Mehta will conduct the Baden-Baden performances scheduled for the Easter Festival in April. 

The Teatro dell’Opera however noted, “Maestro Gatti’s health conditions are improving, but he needs a few days of rest. He will be back on the podium of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma from Dec. 9, to conduct the remaining scheduled performances of ‘Rigoletto.'”