Changes in cast and programme

Diana Damrau has been offered the chance to sing the title role in “Lucia di Lammermoor“ by the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She will replace Anna Netrebko. However Ms Damrau’s debut in this role can only take place if many of her other engagements are cancelled. And unfortunately her three concerts at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg will be amongst those affected. The manner in which this annoying and legally questionable cancellation was passed on to us by Diana Damrau’s agency was somewhat offensive.

Found here, but brought to my attention by Intermezzo.

Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch ….

Netrebko is out because of that little “family way” thing. I wonder if she’ll be at SF Opera later in the season. I’m guessing so; nannies are abundant, yes?

Bryn Terfel might just bow out of things too due to what appears to be “family first” kind of policy.

(I would never argue with anyone who makes a choice due to family. I’m a mom. So there you go.)


  1. MY GOD! One Opera House dares to compare Terfel’s withdrawal to a four star general withdrawing from a war!?!?!? For God’s Sake! Opera is not WAR!!!

  2. Gee, Cooper, you’re not up in arms about this, are you? 😉