gheorghiu_gypsyAngela Gheorghiu will not sing Carmen at the Met this season. Says the diva:

“To make so important a debut as Carmen, I want to be as prepared dramatically as I am musically. Therefore, I will postpone my role debut until a later date when I can work intensely with the Richard Eyre production.”

Kate Aldrich will sing the performances on April 28 and May 1. More big news after the jump!

UPDATE: Gheorghiu family news always seems to travel in pairs, doesn’t it? Well, here’s the other shoe dropping: La Cieca hears that Roberto Alagna will sing next season’s Met production of Don Carlo, replacing the previously cast Massimo Giordano.