Thursday, May 08, 2008

Podleś Out, Prina In

Argh: a press release from San Francisco Opera announces that Ewa Podleś has withdrawn from the upcoming Ariodante, to be replaced by Italian contralto Sonia Prina.

6 comments:

pjwv said...

oh. . . .
no offense to Ms Prina, whom I haven't heard, but . . . oh. . . .

Lisa Hirsch said...

Meh.

pjwv said...

Is that for Ms Prina or Ms Podles?

Unless there's an e-mail from them I haven't opened (and I don't think there is), they have not sent this message to their subscribers.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Podles. I got the news in a press release yesterday. Prina can be heard on YouTube and elsewhere and sounds good. BUT STILL.

Marcus said...

What a shame! Podles was amazing here in Houston this season in Daughter of the Regiment and Masked Ball. Easily the highlight of both shows.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Yeah - major disappointment here! I fear I may never hear her in person. I don't understand why her career hasn't had more traction in the US, considering the quality of that voice.