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  • operaassport: In keeping with how things go these days, everything cancels in advance in anticipation. Rather... 8:00 PM
  • antikitschychick: what.a.treat!! Thank so much for this Cieca. How refreshing to hear Pavarotti in his early... 7:34 PM
  • Sempre liberal: Yep – snow stopped an a while ago. If the MET wants to do the show tonight, I’ll... 7:24 PM
  • thirdlady: p.s. and, hate to say it, but it’s not actually snowing AT ALL right now in NYC… 7:21 PM
  • thirdlady: Super-disappointed as well. And the irony is that we had tickets for Thursday that I had to switch... 7:19 PM
  • Ruxxy: Dear ol Mario – he never could quite find the volume knob…. 6:56 PM
  • PushedUpMezzo: And PB’s outfit reminds me of those Gautier sailors httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=6... 6:50 PM
  • MontyNostry: I’m hoping to catch AMM in Poliuto (with Michael Fabiano) at Glyndebourne this summer.... 6:36 PM
  • Camille: It is turning out to be some consolation for tonight’s cancellation, so I am glad for its... 6:28 PM
  • armerjacquino: Ha! Many many much worse things happened that week, Camille, but your concern on mum’s... 6:24 PM

Name that Rodolfo

Francesco Demuro and Michael Fabiano will sing the role of Rodolfo in the remaining 2014 performances of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who has withdrawn from the remainder of the performances due to illness. Read more »

Demuro felice

“Italian tenor Francesco Demuro will make his Met debut in the role of Rodolfo in this evening’s performance of La Bohème, replacing Charles Castronovo who is ill. Demuro was scheduled to make his Met debut as Alfredo in La Traviata next month. Read more »

Einspring awakening

“In a last-minute substitution, American tenor Bryan Hymel will sing the role of Rodolfo in this evening’s performance of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill. Hymel, who made a successful Met role debut as Rodolfo earlier this season, agreed yesterday evening to fly to New York from Chicago, where he is in rehearsal for a different opera.” So says the Met’s press office.

garland

Change of pace

La Cieca has just heard that Joseph Kaiser, due to unforeseen circumstances, will not be able to participate in Sunday’s Voce recital.

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rachel

Contessa, stop the music!

“American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, who last week won First Prize at the prestigious Operalia competition, will make her Met debut as Countess Almaviva in this December’s performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.”  

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Anybody's Pick-up

Breaking apart

I guess we can assume the season is going to happen, because the cast changes are already starting, and the Met’s press office is on it, you guys.

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erin

Sink or swim

Says the Met press office, “Erin Morley will sing the role of Sophie in all performances of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier this season…”

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Courage… du courage!

La Cieca hears that soprano Alex Penda is en route to London on a rescue mission, for which her friends (young or otherwise) are doubtless giving thanks.

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Irina Lungu and Sonya Yoncheva

Everybody rise! Rise! Rise!

Two rising young sopranos will make their Met debuts earlier than originally scheduled when they share the role of Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto later this fall, replacing Aleksandra Kurzak, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy.

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bishop

Double-barrelled

Elizabeth Bishop will make her Met role debut as Fricka in Saturday evening’s performance of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, replacing Stephanie Blythe, who is ill.

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