The US soprano was due to open the Covent Garden season in Richard Jones’s new production of La Bohème, but she has cried off.
Her replacements are, if anything, more interesting.
One is the Lebanese-Canadian Joyce El-Khouri (pictured) who is rising faster than Icarus. The remaining dates will be covered by the Romanian-born British soprano Simona Mihai.
The rest of the cast includes Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień.