Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This Cast Change Only Looks Like a Typo

From San Francisco Opera comes the news that the role of Desdemona, in the upcoming run of Verdi's Otello, will not be sung by Svetla Vassileva. Instead, Zvetelina Vassileva will take the part.
They're not the same soprano. Really.
  • Svetla Vassileva previously appeared at S.F. Opera as Liu in Turandot during the 1998-99 season.
  • Zvetelina Vassileva previously appeared at S.F Opera as Leonora during the 1994 run of Il Trovatore, as Gorislava during the 1995 run of Ruslan y Lyudmila, and as Drusilla in the 1998 Poppea.


Anonymous said...

Always best to be VERY careful when commenting on mistakes:

You mistyped Svetla's last name as "Vessileva" instead of "Vassileva".

AND it seems, from some online searching, that her replacement's FIRST name might be spelled "Zvetelina" instead of "Zvetlina"!

BOTH have been away quite awhile....

Lisa Hirsch said...

I've fixed my transcription errors, but note that my posting was not an attempt to comment on a mistake.