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Posted by on Mar 4, 2010 in News | 1 comment

Dessay out, Petersen in

Dessay out, Petersen in

PetersenThe Associated Press reports Natalie Dessay has withdrawn from the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Thomas’ “Hamlet” because of illness and will be replaced by Marlis Petersen.

The staging opens March 16 and is the Met’s first of the opera since 1897. The March 27 performance will be televised in high definition to theaters around the world.

Peterson also sang Ophelie in Duesseldorf in 2006 and is to appear in the title role of Berg’s “Lulu” in a revival at the Met starting May 8.

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  1. Does anyone know why Natalie pulled out of the production? Her web site still lists her as performing although the Met issued the statement on 3/3. Since this Hamlet was mounted for her and hasn’t been done at the Met in well over a century,it must be assumed that something is really wrong. I wish her all the best and while I know that she’s doing what’s best for her voice, Natalie will still be missed in this production.


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