Lise Davidsen Cancels Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: James Hole)

Lise Davidsen has canceled her appearance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra scheduled for April 21.

The orchestra noted that the soprano is ill and will not perform the Four Last Songs at Symphony Hall.

As a result, the all-Strauss program will now include the Symphonic Fantasy on “Die Frau ohne Schatten.” The remainder of the program, which also includes “Till Eulenspiegel’s” Merry Pranks and Symphonia domestica under the direction of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, is unchanged.

The change comes after Davidsen also canceled her final performance of “Elektra” at the Metropolitan Opera. The soprano returns to the stage for performances as Sieglinde in “Die Walküre” and sings a recital with Leif Ove Andsnes.