Angelika Kirchschlager has dropped out of tonight’s Sweeney Todd at Zurich Oper.
Galloping in from Cardiff is Shân Cothi, appearing opposite her fellow-Welshman, Bryn Terfel.
The conductor tweets:
Yes, this is happening! After 7 hours of rehearsal, @RealShanCothi is stepping in as Mrs Lovett in @operzuerich #SweeneyTodd. What a trooper!!! This is the theatrical equivalent of climbing Everest, and she’s gonna kill it, I know!! Get well soon, #AngelikaKirchschlager
— David Charles Abell (@DCA_Conductor) December 13, 2018