Rene Barbera Withdraws from ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ in Valencia

By Logan Martell

Tenor Rene Barbera has announced via social media his withdrawal from Les Arts production of Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito.” The move comes shortly after the departure of conductor Fabio Biondi, with Barbera citing “administrative reasons” as the impetus for his own withdrawal. Barbera’s statement is as follows:

“Well folks it has been quite a crazy month and this week is no different. I have some very disappointing news to share. As a result of issues with bureaucracy, I have had to withdraw my participation from the performances of ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia. My parents booked their flights a while ago and my apartment has been booked and cannot be refunded. So I will be in Spain on vacation and studying for my upcoming engagements but, unfortunately, I will be unable to perform as a result of these issues.”

Tenor Carlo Allemano is currently set to replace Barbera in “La Clemenza di Tito.”