Saimir Pirgu called in sick yesterday morning on La Bohème at the Vienna State Opera.
No standby was available. They flew in Stefan Pop from Italy. He landed two hours before curtain-up and made it just in time.
Over at the Teater an der Wien, Corinne Winters pulled out of the title role in Moniuszko’s Halka. A sub from Warsaw, Ewa Wesin, instantly stole the show.