Francesco Meli Cancels Two Concerts Due to Surgical Procedure

By Francisco Salazar

Francesco Meli has canceled two upcoming performances due to a surgical procedure.

The tenor took to social media and said, “I want to let you know that on 13th January I’ll be having a surgical operation here in Genoa, but I’m relaxed and in excellent hands. However, I have reluctantly been forced to cancel the Gala Concert with Plácido Domingo in Moscow on January 13th and to postpone a concert that means a lot to me: in Busseto with Eleonora Buratto for the inauguration of Tebaldi 100. I’ll give you the new date as soon as possible.”

Meli was set to participate in Placido Domingo’s Gala at the Bolshoi Theatre and was headlining the celebration of Renata Tebaldi’s 100th anniversary on Jan. 15.  He returns to the stage in February for a recital in Moscow before heading to the Semperoper Dresden for a new production of “Aida.”

This season, Meli also returns to the Teatro alla Scala and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma for productions of “Un Ballo in Maschera” and “Ernani.”