It should be noted that the cast lists for 2011-12 Faust on the Metroplitan Opera website now show Poplavskaya instead of Gheorghiu. According to the New York Times, this was due to artistic reasons.
I have decided I stuck my neck out too far. I don't understand what is going on with Angela, and I can see why people would get tired of being messed with.
I still don't think she should ever have been cast in Carmen or Don Carlo, but I don't know if this is considered significant.
If I read my calendar correctly, she canceled the run of Romeo at the Met because of illness while continuing to sing Adriana in London. That does seem a bit weird. I can't claim she shouldn't sing Juliette. This is one of her specialties.
I really wanted to see her in Faust and am disappointed.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
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It means she was sacked after pulling out of the whole run of Romeo et Juliette.
And about time too.
Wrong.She isn't singing Adriana now.She will have a lot of concerts in Japan,China,Canada in a month.Then a new Tosca in Covent Garden with Kaufmann.
As for Faust some agreed with ker(see Opera now.)
All any of this proves is that I should stay out of the gossip business.
After hearing Patricia Racette fall flat in Faust, I don't really know who should sing it.
I'll stick to commenting about her singing. I like Angela and have enjoyed what I have seen of her. She owns La Rondine. I've heard lyric sopranos sing Faust and it worked fine.
It is a question to ask why the Met casts the way they do. This is the biggest question. Why is Angela so over-booked that she has to cancel to get back to a sensible schedule? And why does the Met cast people so completely outside their Fach?
I'm starting to regret I ever brought this up.
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