When he left Teatro alla Scala's stage in a huff because the loggionisti had dared boo him, Roberto Alagna was replaced (in supercrazy circumstances that Opera Chic described here) by tenor Antonello Palombi.
Now that the Wiener Staatsoper has not agreed to enable the tenor's crazy cross-over plan (travelling to Sanremo, close to the Italian/French border, on the day before his Manon la prima in Vienna, to take part in super lame Sanremo pop music festival), Opera Chic is honored to announce thet Roberto Alagna's replacement in Sanremo will be...
A 28-year-old Italian singer unknown here, but apparently popular among the Italian immigrant community in Germany, Mazzocchetti will sing Schiavo d'Amore (aka "Slave to Love"), the very song that Sanremo General Manager and MC, Pippo Baudo, had commissioned via two Italian songwriters specifically for Roberto Alagna.
Let's have a listen to Alagna's replacement, shall we?
U R TEH SUPARSTAR!