28 February 2014 at 10.02am | 88 Comments
In a statement issued by her spokesperson, Anna Netrebko said:
‘I am so sorry to have to withdraw from the role of Marguerite in Faust. After much consideration and intensive preparation, I have come to the conclusion that the role is not right for me. I had been very much looking forward to debuting this role at the Royal Opera House and following it with further performances in Vienna and Baden-Baden. Unfortunately, I must now withdraw from all these productions. I am very sad to be disappointing my fans in these cities and hope they will understand the difficult decision that I have had to make. However, I am very much looking forward to returning to The Royal Opera to perform with the Company again in 2015.’
Replacement casting for the role of Marguerite will be announced in due course.
The rest of the cast remains the same.
*Update*: Casting has now been announced