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Season of no witch

Deborah Voigt, “unfortunately ill,” will not sing her first Ortrud this Sunday at the Festival de Lanaudière. According to the festival’s press office, a replacement will be named later today.

She’s Tyred

Elizabeth Bishop will sing Didon today at the Met, replacing an ailing Susan Graham. This cast change should not affect today’s chat, which presumably will be focused on the rebroadcast of The Tempest.

In the details

The saga of the Royal Opera’s production of Robert le Diable, infinitely more melodramatic than the plot of the opera proper, continues: “After much deliberation and consultation following the final rehearsals of Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable, it has been agreed between The Royal Opera and soprano Jennifer Rowley that the role of Isabelle would not be the right part for her debut at Covent Garden.” [Royal Opera]

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It is what she would have wanted

Due to wellness, it is with deep contentedness that Marina Poplavskaya will after all sing the role of Alice in Robert le Diable.

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He, Avgust! Bringt mir unser Sänger her!

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.

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The case of the missing Amelia

“In the space of a few words, the leading role in a major new production had been reassigned. But why?”

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The girls of summer

The Met press department wisely isn’t waiting until the last minute to start announcing cast changes for autumn 2012.

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Recycled

Katarina Dalayman will sing the role of Brünnhilde in this evening’s performance of Wagner’s Siegfried, replacing Deborah Voigt, who is ill….”

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Slow curtain, the end

Here’s a taste of what’s in store for the Met’s HD audience on Saturday

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Cover up

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)

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