Just in! Soprano Simone Osborne replaces Layla Claire in the Coast Salish themed Magic Flute at Vancouver Opera opening March 9th. Simone will sing five of the six performances with Rachel Fenlon singing the final show. Simone’s recent stay in Scotland should have got her suitably acclimatized to lots of grey, rainy days. It’s apparently sung in English and hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ so I hope her hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ is in good shape.
She’ll join, among others, recent Met debutante Joshua Hopkins as Papageno, Teiya Kasahara as the Queen of the Night and the guaranteed to be hilarious Michael Barrett as Monostatos.