Simultaneous jump-ins at La Scala and Viennamain
Barabara Haveman jumped in last night at La Scala in the opening of Robert Carsen’s new production of Fanciulla del West, conducted by Riccardo Chailly.
She replaced her fellow-Dutch soprano Eva Maria Westbroek, who is unwell.
The show received a 9-minute ovation and very few boos. This may have been Haveman’s Scala debut.
In Vienna, Alexandra LoBianco messaged: ‘What did I just do tonight….oh wow, what a night.’
The young American replaced Anne Schwanewilms as Leonore in Fidelio.
It’s a good time for singers to stay close to their phones.