Washington Opera faces Code Amber crisis

Washington Opera faces Code Amber crisis


norman lebrecht

August 16, 2017

Amber Wagner has walked out on Francesca Zambello’s Aida in Washington.

Personal reasons, it says.

Her replacement is Leah Crocetto, who played the same production in San Francisco last season and happened to be free next month.


  • Bruce says:

    Having a replacement lined up a month ahead of time means it’s not a crisis (though you could say they averted a crisis).

    “Personal reasons” means it’s none of our business.

  • DrummerMan says:

    Norman, I hope you weren’t making a pun of “Amber Alert” which is a police term in the USA for a missing (possibly kidnapped) child. What does Scotland Yard call it?