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But Old Man River, he just keeps coming up roses

Klea Blackhurst will perform her one-woman show featuring tunes made famous by Ethel Merman at The Glimmerglass Festival on Sunday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, Blackhurst will portray Parthy Ann Hawks in the Festival’s performances of Show Boat, running July 6 through August 24. Blackhurst replaces Christine Ebersole, whose commitments have changed this summer due to professional reasons, including her role in the new CBS comedy series Bob Hearts Abishola,” a press release from Glimmerglass helpfully informs us.

Holy wedlock!

Michaela Schuster will sing Fricka in tomorrow’s performance of Wagner’s Die Walküre, replacing Jamie Barton,” says the Met’s press office.

Casting a Paul

Paul Appleby will sing Don Ottavio in tonight’s performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, replacing Pavol Breslik, who is ill,” the Met press office tells us.

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.

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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.

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Kristin Lewis, making her Met debut, will sing the title role in Verdi’s Aida, replacing Sondra Radvanovsky, who has withdrawn for personal reasons.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