Ermonela Jaho replaced by Ailyn Pérez for La traviata on Friday 20 January
We’ve just learned that Ermonela Jaho has withdrawn from tomorrow night’s performance of La traviata as unfortunately she is unwell.
The role of Violetta will instead be sung tomorrow night by Ailyn Pérez, who performed as Verdi’s heroine earlier in the run. She previously appeared as Violetta on The Royal Opera’s tour of Japan in 2010 when Ermonela Jaho was taken ill during the show, delivering a performance acclaimed by The Guardian’s Nicholas Wroe as ‘a triumph’. Ailyn is married to tenor Stephen Costello who sings opposite her tomorrow night as Alfredo. This will mark the first time they have performed on-stage together at The Royal Opera House. The rest of the cast remain unchanged.
Watch an interview with Ailyn just before she appeared in the Royal Opera’s production of La traviata.