Luxury sub: Gheorghiu steps in at Covent Garden

Luxury sub: Gheorghiu steps in at Covent Garden


norman lebrecht

January 25, 2016

Announcement on the ROH website: 

Amanda Echalaz has had to withdraw from Tosca on 25 and 29 January due to illness.

The Royal Opera is extremely grateful to Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu, who will now sing the role for these performances.

Tickets are, as they say, still available. Word at the box-office is that ROH is having a tough season.





  • Michelle says:

    I wish Amanda a speedy recovery.

    • Chris Millard, Director of Communications ROH says:

      We have just reached the end of the first quarter of the financial year, the Winter Season 2015/16 For this period across all performances at the ROH, opera and ballet, we have played to 96% capacity achieving 89% cash capacity. We do not paper, but for the minority of productions we may run targetted promotions that involve some kind of financial incentive.

  • Pooroperaman says:

    Funny how it’s always full when I go (which is about once a week).

  • Brian Walsh says:

    Don’t know how they are having a rough time, I would like to hear more abut that!!!!

    • Robin Worth says:

      If the ROH is having a tough time (and Mr Lebrecht must know more than the rest of us) surely this must have something to do with the lamentable quality of the new productions in the last year or so (Ballo/Tell/Idomeneo u.s.w.) All the more strange that Holten was offered a contract extension

      What on earth is going on?