The Italian mezzo has pulled out of Saturday’s premiere of a new production of Rossini’s Le Comte Ory at the Teater an der Wien. She has an infection and will miss Monday’s show as well.
So which artist has sung the Comtesse Adele and can stop Vienna’s bedazzled Cecilia fans besieging the box-office for their money back?
Step up Pretty Yende, 26, the fastest rising coloratura of the moment, poster girl of renascent South African culture. Amazingly, available at three days’ notice.
photo courtesy Wiener Kammeroper
And now, Nessun Dorma as never heard before. What do you think?