By Francisco Salazar
Matthew Polenzani has canceled his debut at the Hungarian State Opera.
The tenor took to social media and said, “I am very sorry to say, I have had to cancel my performances of ‘Don Carlo’ in Budapest, due to illness. I was very much looking forward to my debut at the Hungarian State Opera, and I am saddened to have to miss visiting this beautiful city. I send all my colleagues my best wishes and offer my apologies to the opera public in Budapest. I hope to be able to sing in this beautiful theater one day soon, and until then stay safe and healthy.”
As a result, Carlo Ventre and Adorján Pataki will sing the title role. They will join a cast that includes András Palerdi, Csaba Szegedi, Zsuzsanna Ádám, Erika Gál, and Géza Gábor.
Leonardo Sini conducts the production which opens on June 8 and runs through June 18, 2022.