ENO chorus singer steps in for sick Musetta

At the Coliseum last night, the role of Musetta in La Bohème was sung by a member of the chorus, Jo Appleby, in place of the unwell  Rhian Lois. It was the final performance of the run and it was, we hear, extremely well received.

Jo, a popular company member, is married to the tenor Andrew Rees.

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  • I am mindful of the quote from 42nd street:
    “Kid you’re going out a nobody and coming back a star”

    Bravo to Ms Appleby. Another demonstration of the–if you’ll excuse the pun–unsung heros of Opera: the chorus.

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