Happy news: Coloratura cancels rest of 2019

The French soprano Sabine Devieilhe, hailed as the next Natalie Dessay, has torn up her diary for the rest of the year and for the happiest of reasons.

Sabine, 33, is expecting her second child.

Paris and Madrid will have to do some recasting.

Here’s what she says:

Chers vous tous,
C’est avec émotion que je vous annonce aujourd’hui que nous attendons notre deuxième enfant !

Cette belle nouvelle m’oblige malheureusement aujourd’hui à renoncer aux Noces de Figaro au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, à la tournée Libertà avec l’Ensemble Pygmalion ainsi qu’à la Flûte enchantée qui marquait mes débuts au Teatro Real de Madrid.

Dans l’attente de vous retrouver rapidement sur ces merveilleuses scènes, je vous remercie pour votre compréhension. Sabine

 

 

Photo © Eric Garault

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  • Sarcasmo says:

    No No No! No happy news on slippedisc.com. It is not allowed. And it’s probably true too. Shame!

  • Karl says:

    Does pregnancy affect the voice? I know some woman sing while pregnant.

    • Stuart says:

      I saw a fine Cenerentola with Florez and Kasarova in Pesaro in 1998. Kasarova was visibly pregnant (the WSJ stated she was seven months along) but her singing was marvellous (Florez as well by the way).

  • Robert says:

    Wonderful news. It is an individual’s prerogative to decide whether or not to continue to sing. Whatever reasons she may have it is a private matter.

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