Trouble with London’s new Orpheus.
Mary Bevan who was due to star in Luigi Rossi’s opera, which opens tomorrow, has a throat infection and can’t sing.
So they are flying in the Australian coloratura soprano Siobhan Stagg, whom Christa Ludwig has the loveliest voice around.
Siobhan, 27, will sing from the gallery for the first two performances and on stage for the next four.
She hasn’t got that far to fly: she’s a member of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin.
We wish Mary a swift recovery.