The soprano Anna Netrebko has pulled out of the January 9 and 13 performances of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore at the Metropolitan Opera, citing the flu. Taking her place is Andriana Chuchman, a Canadian soprano who will be making her Met debut in the role of Adina.
Chuchman was already slated to make her Met debut this February as Miranda in the revival of The Enchanted Island. Recently she's performed in the Glyndebourne production of Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, in Show Boat at Washington National Opera and in Camelot at the Glimmerglass Festival.
The Met's L’Elisir also features Ramon Vargas, Nicola Alaimo and Erwin Schrott, the baritone who is Netrebko's ex-partner.
Chuchman posted a photo on Twitter with co-star Vargas on Monday, prompting speculation that she would be filling in.