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Paris mismatch

Now that Diana Damrau has withdrawn from Les Huguenots at the Opéra de Paris (and congratulations to Lisette Oropesa, who is jumping in to make her role debut as Queen Marguerite!), La Cieca is almost certain that Damrau will not appear at the Met this fall for the scheduled new production of La traviata. After the jump, a prediction of how this snafu may be resolved.  Read more »

Futurevision, 20/20

UPDATE:  According to a press release just now from the Met, La Cieca’s prediction is already halfway true: “Peter Mattei will sing the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni on October 17 and 22 evening, in addition to the new production premiere tomorrow night, October 13. As previously announced he is replacing Mariusz Kwiecien, who has injured his back. The role of Don Giovanni is TBA for October 25 and 29 matinee.

“Rodion Pogossov will sing the role of Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia on October 22 matinee, replacing Mattei.” Read more »