Friday, September 12, 2014

Additional Cast Changes, SF Opera Norma

You might have expected this one: Jamie Barton will sing Adalgisa in all performances of the opera.

You probably didn't expect this one: tenor Marco Berti has withdrawn from the production "for personal reasons." He will be replaced as Pollione by American tenor Russell Thomas, who makes his Sf Opera debut and role debut.

1 comment:

Michael Strickland said...

That's great news. Berti on Wednesday night was sounding awful. It's partly because the role itself is so difficult and so ungrateful, but it really was wretched having to listen to Norma and Adalgisa having to try to stay on pitch when their supposed lover was all over the place in their duets/trio.