13 November 2012 at 2.58pm | Comment on this article
Marina Poplavskaya will now be able to perform in Robert le diable contrary to the earlier announcement of a cast change.
Marina felt that she had to withdraw from Robert le diable due to a medical condition and on the advice of her doctor. She wanted to make the decision swiftly in order to accommodate the difficult task of finding a replacement as early as possible.
However, after further consultations and examinations, she has been advised that it will be possible for her to continue with the rehearsals and performances of Robert le diable after all without any risk, and that any necessary treatment can carry on meanwhile or be postponed.
Both Marina and The Royal Opera wish to apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused and are more than thrilled that she will be able to take part in this production as planned. The cast also includes Bryan Hymel (Robert), John Relyea (Bertram) and Jennifer Rowley (Isabelle). Daniel Oren will conduct the work’s first staging at Covent Garden since 1890.
Robert le diable runs from 6 – 21 December.