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The season officially begins

Says the Met’s press office: “Aleksandrs Antonenko will sing Calàf in Puccini’s Turandot from October 12 to November 16 replacing Marcelo Álvarez, who is ill.”

Again with the Mad Libs

La Cieca literally cannot even.

A time to ill

Pretty Yende will sing the role of Elvira in tomorrow evening’s performance of Bellini’s I Puritani, replacing Diana Damrau, who is ill,” says the Met’s press office. Read more »

Not my dragoon

The Metropolitan Opera’s revival of Carmen began with a bit of drama Thursday night when tenor Rafael Davila replaced Marcelo Álvarez.

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Met’s loss is our Margaine

Clémentine Margaine will make her Met debut in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen this Thursday, January 19.”

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Wo ist Salome?

Kirsten Chambers will make her Met debut in the title role of this evening’s performance of Strauss’s Salome, replacing Patricia Racette, who is ill.

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September song

Paul Appleby will sing the role of Don Ottavio in this season’s September and October performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, replacing Rolando Villazón, who has withdrawn due to illness.”

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Nun zäume dein Ross

Christine Goerke will sing the role of Brünnhilde in the Monday, May 2 performance of The Valkyrie at WNO.

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Anagnorisis

Ana María Martínez will sing Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on February 27 and March 5.

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Uomo non vidi mai

From the Met: “Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season’s new production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut due to illness.”

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