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Hair apparent

Says the Met press office, “Gregory Kunde will sing Samson in the March 16, 19, and 23 performances of Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill.”  Read more »

General practicioner

Jorge de León will sing Radamès in the February 28, March 4, and March 7 performances of Verdi’s Aida, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko,” says the Met press office.

Part-time Lover

“Tenor Stephen Costello will sing the role of Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera on Wednesday, December 26, replacing Juan Diego Flórez, who is ill,” reads the latest newsflash from the Met’s press office.

I could understand a person if it’s not a person’s bag

Kristin Lewis, making her Met debut, will sing the title role in Verdi’s Aida, replacing Sondra Radvanovsky, who has withdrawn for personal reasons.

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O gloria!

Carl Tanner will sing the title role in Verdi’s Otello in tonight’s season premiere performance, replacing Stuart Skelton, who is ill.”

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Perles, interrupted

Alexander Birch Elliott will sing Zurga in all remaining performances of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles, replacing Mariusz Kwiecien, who has withdrawn due to illness.

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‘Perles’ hearing

Alexander Birch Elliott‘ s dynamic if gauche Zurga added some pizzazz to an otherwise bland evening.

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Koch out

Wolfgang Koch has withdrawn from the Metropolitan Opera’s fall performances of Puccini’s Tosca, due to illness.

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