The Romanian soprano Adela Zaharia saved Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Bavarian State Opera this weekend.
Diana Damrau called in sick and Zaharia just breezed it in a cast that included Piotr Beczala, Nicolas Teste and Ludovic Tezier. Antonino Fogliani conducted. Zaharia, Domingo’s 2017 Operalia winner, is a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein ensemble.
Damrau will be off for the rest of the run, replaced by Olga Pudova.