Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Cast Change

Sad but exciting news today as we've announced a cast change for LA BOHEME.

Soprano Anja Harteros has withdrawn due to personal and private reasons. This was a hard decision for her as she considers San Diego Opera like family (the good kind of family). All of us here send Anja our love and wish her a speedy return to us. Anja returns to us next season to sing The Marschallin in DER ROSENKAVALIER.

But there is still some very good news here in that American soprano Ellie Dehn is replacing Anja. That's Ellie up above and if she sings half as good as she looks, we're all in for a treat. We've heard excellent things about her and when she auditioned for Ian Campbell awhile back he was immediately impressed with the voice and offered an engagement which she could not accept due to a conflict in dates. We'll try to get a "10 Questions" with her shortly as we're dying to welcome her to San Diego.

Rehearsals for LA BOHEME begin next week so expect lots of updates once the singers arrive.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Ellie is a beautiful woman and an even lovelier singer. Wish I could be in San Diego but doesn't look possible at this point.