At the podium, Valery Gergiev is full of energy, transfigures the orchestra of young musicians he directs. It is in swimming. On Monday evening, in the large hall of the festival of Verbier, the public attends one of the flagship events of this 26th edition: The Woman without a shadow of Richard Strauss. The opera, complex and symbolic, is celebrating its one hundred years. One follows with pleasure the Emperor up to the Mount of the Moon and the Empress of the men “toads”.

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However, The Woman without a shadow almost didn’t see the light of day in Verbier. The day before the representation, the highly anticipated Nina Stemme, Matthias Goerne and Brandon Jovanovich made a false hope due to health concerns. Miina-Liisa Värelä and John Lundgren have taken over the roles of the first two. But the replacement of Brandon Jovanovich, to him, was forced to cancel his tour,” says a member of the organization. Gerhard Siegel, already a guest in the past year, has been …

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