Exclusive: Mezzo sings both parts in Vienna after tenor falls sickOpera
Amazing scenes at the Vienna Volksoper.
Shortly before curtain-up at Orpheus in the Underworld, the tenor Daniel Kluge pulled out, feeling sick.
No time to find a substitute, so the French mezzosoprano Katia Ledoux, singing the role of Venus, simply doubled up as Orpheus in the tenor role. She sang, played and did the chitchat for both roles switching wigs and costumes between scenes. The applause was deafening at the end.
Has anyone done this before?
UPDATE: Katia – how I did it