Sonya Yoncheva has had to cancel her participation in the concert performances of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Kirill Petrenko at the Philharmonie Berlin due to influenza. She was to perform the title role in the concerts on 12, 14 and 15 January. She will be replaced by the Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian, who has already been acclaimed in this role at Oper Frankfurt. The rest of the cast remains unchanged. In these performances, Asmik Grigorian makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
The Berliner Philharmoniker are very grateful to Asmik Grigorian for stepping in at such short notice.