Thursday, November 19, 2015

Madama Butterfly Cast Change Announcement

Worrying news from the Met: owing to illness, Massimo Giordani has withdrawn from upcoming performances of Madama Butterfly that are scheduled for February 19 - March 5. This is an old production, and it's hard to believe that he'd have to show up before February 1, more than two months out. Wishing the tenor the best.

Roberto De Blasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones will sing those performances; De Blasio was already scheduled for some performances, as is Roberto Alagna.


Cameron Kelsall said...

Giordano was also scheduled for a bunch of Cavaradossis at the Met this fall, all of which he cancelled. From what I can tell, he hasn't given a performance since June of this year. Whatever he's dealing with -- and I have no knowledge -- must be serious. I wish him the best; never my favorite singer, but he has undeniable talent.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Oh, sorry to hear this. Indeed, wishing him the best.