Avgust Amonov will make his Met debut in the title role of tomorrow evening’s performance of Verdi’s Otello, replacing Johan Botha, who is ill.
“In the space of a few words, the leading role in a major new production had been reassigned. But why?” Zachary Woolfe explores “the byzantine world of opera casting.” [New York Times]
The Met press department wisely isn’t waiting until the last minute to start announcing cast changes for autumn 2012.
“Katarina Dalayman will sing the role of Brünnhilde in this evening’s performance of Wagner’s Siegfried, replacing Deborah Voigt, who is ill….”
Here’s a taste of what’s in store for the Met’s HD audience on Saturday
Says the Met’s press office: “Hei-Kyung Hong will sing the role of Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s La Traviata at tomorrow’s performance, replacing Natalie Dessay, who is ill.” (Photo: Marty Sohl)
La Cieca has just received a complete report from her spy at today’s open dress rehearsal of La traviata at the Met.
Sondra Radvanovsky will make her Met role debut as the title character in Verdi’s Aida on February 28…