Here’s a list of other roles that should be cast to type:
Otello – must be a Moroccan, preferably from the south.
Falstaff -has to be genuinely fat, well over 220 pounds, no padding.
Violetta – this role is reserved for retired sex workers.
La Juive – goes without saying.
Carmen (pictured) – strictly for Roma women.
Flying Dutchman – only licensed KLM pilots need apply…
These are the likely consequences of the withdrawal of the BBC’s intended Maria in West Side Story in order, she said, to give more opportunity to singers of Latin origin.
The excuse offered by Sierra Boggess is ridiculous. The BBC should sue her for breach of contract.