Exclusive: Deep trouble at the Met’s ToscaNews
We hear that that Scarpia was a no-show at yesterday’s rehearsal for Thursday’s opening of Tosca.
Evgeny Nikitin was cast in the role, but he missed rehearsal and was replaced by George Gagnidze, who is now expected to take over the first night.
The Met is saying nothing.
Insiders tell us that Nikitin, who has a colourful past, was sacked and is on a plane back home to Russia.
We’ll keep you posted.
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