The American soprano Nadine Sierra has withdrawn from Massenet’s Manon at San Francisco Opera in November.
She says the decision was ‘an extremely difficult one to make, but after considerable deliberation I realised the role was simply too heavy at this point in my vocal development.’
Ellie Dehn, a fellow-American, will take over, making her role debut.
San Francisco Opera’s press releases are commendable for their clarity and candour.
Sierra: Photo Merri Cyr