Just in: The Met is down to its third sub Romeo

April 23, 2018 by norman lebrecht


First Charles Castronovo was called in at the last minute to replace Bryan Hymel in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette after Hymel failed to recover in time from a Munich bug.

Now Castronovo has called in sick. Next up for tonight’s performance is Andrea Shin, a Korean who will make his Met debut.

He is covering three different roles at the Met this season, but does not seem to have sung Roméo before.

Toi-toi to all.

Comments (2)

  1. Una says:

    That’s what it’s all about. Know your stuff and be professional enough to get on with It! No point having an understudy if they can’t go on when needed

  2. Cecilia says:

    Right now Russell Watson and Alfie Boe are keeping their fingers crossed and doing their vocal warm-ups

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