citing the physical and vocal challenges of the role along with recurring knee problems. She will be replaced in the title role by soprano Patricia Racette and mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook.In a statement, she said, "I am devastated that I am unable to continue my work on 'Dolores Claiborne.' I feel it is best to withdraw at this point rather than try to push forward."
Claiborne Opera Forced To Move In New Directions
sfgate.com reports that Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick has withdrawn from the San Francisco Opera's production of Dolores Claiborne.