Thomas Quasthoff Withdraws From Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala; Dorothea R‹schmann Fills In

Classic Arts News   Thomas Quasthoff Withdraws From Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala; Dorothea R‹schmann Fills In
 
Citing an inflamed vocal cord, baritone Thomas Quasthoff has withdrawn from tonight's season-opening gala concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He had been scheduled to perform songs from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Cleveland Orchestra under conductor Franz Welser-M‹st.

Filling in for Quasthoff will be soprano Dorothea R‹schmann (who is in New York to perform the role of Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo opposite Ben Heppner and Kristine Jepson at the Metropolitan Opera). At tonight's Carnegie gala, R‹schmann will sing the Countess's arias from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. The program also includes Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17, with soloist Leif Ove Andsnes, and festive music by Franz von Supp_ and Johann Strauss, Jr.

As of this afternoon, Quasthoff is still scheduled to sing a set of concert arias by Mozart with Welser-M‹st and the Cleveland Orchestra this Saturday, October 7. That concert will be the first of several this season for which Quasthoff acts as curator as part of his Carnegie Hall "Perspectives" series.

For more information about this and other Carnegie Hall programs, visit www.carnegiehall.org.


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