Saturday, March 14, 2009

Marcelo Álvarez pulls out of Il Trovatore

As the AP reports, Marcelo Álvarez had to pull out of the second half of last night´s performance of Il Trovatore at the Met due to illness.

Marcelo's cover, Philip Webb made his Met debut and according to the AP:

Webb, Alvarez's cover singer, had a pleasant sound and nice color but didn't have quite enough power at times for a hall the size of the Met. His voice was slightly constricted at the top of "Di quella pira," and the bearded tenor moved well despite being a bit burly. The crowd gave him a warm ovation during the curtain calls, and he visibly exhaled. Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky gave Webb a warm hug.

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