La Scala finds cover to shoulder Netrebko’s openerNews
We hear that the Juilliard-trained Polish soprano Ewa Plonka is on her way to Milan to cover for Anna Netrebko in La Scala’s season-opener of Macbeth on December 7.
Netrebko is undergoing shoulder surgery this week and expects to be fit for La Scala. Plonka has been named to sing the last show in her run and is on standby in Milan for rehearsals and performance from October 26 until December 31.
Plonka is unusual. She started out as a concert pianist, then switched to singing mezzo-soprano. She has only recently upped her Fach.
La Scala aside, she has debuts lined up at Covent Garden, Munich, Palermo, La Monnaie, Toulouse, Prague and Polish National Opera.
She has been singing in Dallas this week.