- Thomas Hampson withdraws from Luisa Miller after deciding that the role of Miller isn't for him.
- Gerald Finley withdraws from Sweeney Todd on account of impending childbirth
- Diana Damrau withdraws from Lucia di Lammermoor on account of exhaustion
- Phillipe Sly withdrew from The Magic Flute on account of family needs
- Nadine Sierra, stepping into Lucia for Damrau, withdraws from several performances of The Magic Flute (Okay, good on her for jumping in.)
This makes me....nervous...to contemplate the cast of Die Meistersinger, which is full of singers new to their roles, including Brandon Jovanovich (Walther), Greer Grimsley (Hans Sachs), Rachel Willis-Sorensen (Eva), Sasha Cooke (Magdalena), and Alek Shrader (David). Uh, that is most of the leads.