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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.

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.

Deuxième partie: “Ah, word ill urged…”

Andrea Shin will sing the role of Roméo in tonight’s performance of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, replacing Charles Castronovo, who is ill. (So says the Met’s press office.)

An opening for a princess

Sabine Hogrefe will perform the title role in Strauss’s Elektra at tonight’s performance at the Met, replacing Christine Goerke who is ill.

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A midwinter day’s cast change

Jennifer Rowley will sing the role of Leonora in all performances of Il Trovatore this season replacing Maria Agresta, who is ill.

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Rawls debut

Arnold Rawls will sing the role of Calàf in tonight’s performance of Puccini’s Turandot, replacing the originally scheduled Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill.

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The season officially begins

Aleksandrs Antonenko will sing Calàf in Puccini’s Turandot from October 12 to November 16 replacing Marcelo Álvarez, who is ill.”

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Yes, Giorgio

Thomas Hampson is ill.

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