The Bulgarian mezzo-soprano was injured when two men tried to snatch her purse late on Tuesday (09Aug16), and as a result, she has cancelled her appearance at the Innsbruck Festival of Ancient Music, where she was due to star in a production of Domenico Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto.

Specific details about her injuries have not been released, but event organisers claim she has returned to her home in Switzerland and is on the road to recovery.

Italian singer Loriana Castellano has been drafted in as Kasarova's replacement for the show, which will be staged on Friday (12Aug16) at the Tyrolean State Theatre.