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Thursday, April 28, 2016

No More Moor

Aleksandrs Antonenko is ill and has withdrawn from singing the title role in tonight's Met Otello. He will be replaced by Francesco Anilo. Says the press release:
Italian tenor Anile made a surprise Met debut during Saturday afternoon’s internationally broadcast performance of Otello, when Antonenko’s illness forced him to withdraw just before the final scene of the opera. The performance continued uninterrupted, with Anile singing the role from the wings while Antonenko acted it onstage. Tonight will be Anile’s first complete Met performance of the role.
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Tonight’s performance of Otello is conducted by Adam Fischer and also stars Hibla Gerzmava as  Desdemona, Alexey Dolgov as Cassio, Željko Lučić as Iago, and James Morris as Lodovico.

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