First cast change in Met season opener

First cast change in Met season opener


norman lebrecht

August 15, 2014

Marina Poplovskaya has withdrawn from the new Marriage of Figaro ‘for health reasons’.

The Russian is replaced as the Countess by all-American soprano Amanda Majeski (pictured), making her Met debut – assuming the dispute between Peter Gelb and the main unions can be settled in time for the season to open.

Lockout deadline: this Sunday.

amanda majeski


  • Theodore McGuiver says:

    Pop seems to be making a habit of cancelling, these days. Wasn’t she also meant to be Guillaume Tell in Munich in July?

  • Michael says:

    Is the descriptive “all-American” meant as a sideswipe at good teeth, possible gum-chewing or some other factor? Isn’t Ms Majeski just “American”? Is Fleming “all-American”? I think we should be told!