Pretty Yende Cancels Second Performance of ‘La Traviata’ at Teatro San Carlo

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Elena Cherkashyna)

The Teatro San Carlo has announced a cast change for its production of “La Traviata.”

The company noted that Pretty Yende has canceled her second performance of the run on July 24 and will be replaced by Claudia Pavone, who is also performing the role on July 23 in the second cast.

Yende took to social media and said, “My dearest precious souls. After a joyous premiere of La Traviata yesterday at the Teatro San Carlo, unfortunately, I came down with a flu. It is with the deepest regret that I have to withdraw from my performance tomorrow. I need to take doctor’s council and be well before continuing with the rest of my performances.”

Pavone, who has performed at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and Teatro La Fenice, joins a cast that includes Geroge Gagnidze and Francesco Demuro.

Yende is set to return to the production for performances on July 27 and 29.