Celine Byrne replaces Anja Harteros in La bohème
Irish soprano to sing role of Mimì.
Unfortunately, for personal reasons German soprano Anja Harteros is not able to take part in the rehearsals for La bohème as planned, and it has been necessary to replace her in the production. The role will now be sung by Irish soprano Celine Byrne.
Celine Byrne has previously sung the role of Mimì for Scottish Opera. She has performed around the world in concert, together with artists including José Carreras and Roberto Alagna. She has previously sung in concert with Joseph Calleja in Istanbul, conducted by Sascha Goetzel, with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. Future engagements include Violetta (La traviata) in Bulgaria, and she will open the 2012/13 season in Klagenfurt, Austria, as Agathe (Der Freischütz) under Alexander Soddy.