Who’s on first? “Carmen” replacements in San Francisco.

From San Francisco Opera: Mezzo-soprano Kendall Gladen will sing the title role of Carmen on November 26, 29 and December 2, 4, replacing Kate Aldrich. Ms. Aldrich has had to withdraw from the production due to illness. As previously announced, due to illness, Kate Aldrich’s arrival in San Francisco was delayed and she was scheduled to sing the role November 26 through December 4, and to be replaced by mezzo-sopranos Kendall Gladen (on November 6 and 9) and Anita Rachvelishvili (on November 12, 15, 17, 20 and 23). Kendall Gladen will now also sing the role for the final four performances November 26-December 4.


  1. Tony kellen on November 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I hope Kate Aldrich gets well. I missed her in Chicago but I was hoping to see her in
    San Francisco. Oh well, she is still young and she should have many more Carmens
    to perform.


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