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“San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for… Roméo et Juliette, which opens the Company’s 97th season on September 6, 2019 and runs for seven performances through October 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Samoan-born New Zealand tenor Pene Pati, originally scheduled to sing Romeo on October 1, will perform the role in all performances, replacing Bryan Hymel who has withdrawn for personal reasons,” the SFO press office tells us.

Sussex appeal

Countertenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski will jump into Glyndebourne Opera’s production of Handel’s Rinaldo after mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong pulled out “for personal reasons.” Photo: M. Sharkey

Put your Dukes up

Bryan Hymel has withdrawn from upcoming performances as the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto, due to personal reasons,” says the Met’s press office.  Read more »

Mai Tosca alla scena

Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut in the Met’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca next season replacing Kristine Opolais.

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Singin’ in the reine

Stepping into the role of Dido will be American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.

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Chute and ladders

San Francisco Opera yesterday announced its third major cast change in five days.

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The virgin Einspring

Jamie Barton will make her San Francisco Opera debut as Adalgisa in Norma for five of the opera’s seven performances on September 5, 10, 14, 27 and 30. Ms. Barton replaces Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.

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The beautiful glass is empty

Juliane Banse will make her Met debut as Zdenka in this season’s performances of Strauss’s Arabella, replacing Genia Kühmeier, who has withdrawn for personal reasons.”

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