Tenor Štefan Margita Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Dusíkovo divadlo official website)

Famed Slovakian tenor Štefan Margita and his wife Hanka both tested positive for the novel COVID-19 coronavirus.

Margita posted a message on his Facebook profile, stating “Our dear ones, we did not want to burden you with our worries. Yes, we both tested positive for COVID. So you don’t have to learn from the various inflated speculations. I am in a home quarantine with a mild form, and Hanka is in the hospital due to the high fever. Believe that we are doing our best to see you soon. We look forward to seeing you. Hanka and Štefan.”

Prior to the lockdown, Margita appeared in the role of Aegisth in Richard Strauss’ “Elektra” at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in València, alongside Iréne Theorin, Doris Soffel, Sara Jakubiak and Derek Welton. The tenor is scheduled to perform the role of Tikhon Ivanich Kabanov in Janáček’s “Káťa Kabanová” at the National Theater Prague in 2021.

Margita became the latest opera singer to fight with COVID-19 after Hibla Gerzmava, Pumeza Matshikiza, Plácido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, and Kristian Benedikt.

OperaWire sends its best to Margita and his wife during these difficult times.