Met’s loss is our Margaine 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.”

on January 17, 2017 at 12:02 PM
September song 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in this season’s September and October performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, replacing Rolando Villazón, who has withdrawn due to illness.”

on September 15, 2016 at 10:36 AM
Uomo non vidi mai 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.”

on January 26, 2016 at 12:46 PM
Novecentonovantanove Novecentonovantanove

Roberto De Biasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones will sing Pinkerton in the initial performances of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Met this spring.

on November 19, 2015 at 11:42 AM
Room at the top Room at the top

Due to illness, soprano Nadine Sierra is unable to perform. Replacing Ms. Sierra in the title role of Lucia is Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova.”

on October 28, 2015 at 3:36 PM
Spring can really hang you up the most Spring can really hang you up the most

Zeljko Lucic has withdrawn from his spring Met engagements due to illness.

on March 17, 2015 at 6:17 PM
Non son io, mio Carlo Non son io, mio Carlo

“Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Luca Salsi will sing the role of Rodrigo in this season’s performances of Verdi’s Don Carlo, replacing Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness.” So says the Met’s press department.

on February 11, 2015 at 1:03 PM
Wir arme Leut Wir arme Leut

Matthias Goerne is stepping into the title role in tonight’s opening night performance of Berg’s Wozzeck, replacing Thomas Hampson, who has withdrawn due to illness.”

on March 06, 2014 at 3:41 PM
Everything’s coming up Rúni Everything’s coming up Rúni

Daniela Sindram will sing the role of Octavian and Rúni Brattaberg will sing the role of Baron Ochs in this evening’s performance of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. 

on December 13, 2013 at 10:57 AM

UPDATE: This just in from the Met press office: “Hei-Kyung Hong will sing the role of Juliette in Roméo et Juliette for performances from March 3 through March 22 this season, replacing Angela Gheorghiu, who is ill. The role of Juliette for the Saturday, March 26 performance is TBA.” EARLIER: Angela Gheorghiu has just announced…

on March 02, 2011 at 11:57 AM

The much-publicized Takesha Meshé Kizart has withdrawn “due to illness” from the title role of Maria di Rohan at Caramoor tomorrow night (!!!) to be replaced by her cover, Jennifer Rowley.

on July 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM

“Mexikanische Startenor” Rolando Villazón has canceled tomorrow night’s performance of L’elisir d’amore at the Munich Opera Festival due to an “acute infection.”  Speaking of “a cute,” substituting in the role of Nemorino will be puppylicious Pavol Breslik. [via]

on July 20, 2010 at 10:19 AM

La Cieca has just heard that James Morris and Hei-Kyung Hong have withdrawn from Cincinnati Opera’s upcoming production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, due to “recuperation from surgery” and “family issues,” respectively.

on April 19, 2010 at 4:41 PM

The cancellation of Anna Netrebko of her Vienna performances of I puritani — on five days’ notice — inspires La Cieca to introduce an all-new tag relevant to this sort of event.

on April 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM