Sicklist: Yoncheva’s out at Covent Garden

Sicklist: Yoncheva’s out at Covent Garden


norman lebrecht

January 09, 2020

Message received:

La bohème, Friday 10 January, 7.30pm

Due to illness, Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva has withdrawn from singing the role of Mimì in tomorrow’s performance of La bohème. The role will now be sung by Romanian-born British soprano Simona Mihai (pictured), who sang Mimì in this production in the 2017–18 Season and will also sing Musetta later in this Season’s run.


  • Andy says:

    Does anyone know how long Yoncheva is out for? I have a ticket for next Friday.

    • Charles says:

      No nobody knows.

      As Yoncheva is still announced for that show, surely she is the only one at the moment who has an idea whether they are going to be there next week? And even then, as it is in the future, things might change, in a can’t predict the future way.

  • pageturner says:

    Simona Mihai is a great replacement! Toi toi toi

  • Larry L. Lash / Vienna says:

    Piotr Beczala skipped tonight’s “Lohengrin” at Wiener Staatsoper, so the audience is being treated to Klaus Florian Vogt in Andreas Homoki’s hideous production which I stormed out of at its premiere and caught a late-night screening of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” as a palate cleanser.