American soprano Elaine Alvarez saves the day, yet again and again. This time, she'll be the relief Violetta at the Bayerische Staatsoper for tomorrow night's performance of La Traviata. Opera Chic was in Munich on Tuesday night to see Angela's Violetta, but now it's Elaine's turn to sizzle with Jonas Kaufmann's Alfredo.
Anja Harteros was originally called in to replace Angela Gheorghiu (Opera Chic reported on it here), although both divas pulled out, citing health issues. Alvarez is familiar with replacing Gheorghiu, as in September 2007 for LOC's La Bohème, she stepped-in last minute for the freshly-canned Angela.