Claiborne Opera Forced To Move In New Directions reports that Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick has withdrawn from the San Francisco Opera's production of Dolores Claiborne.
 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."

1 comment:

  1. I just hope I somehow get to hear this thing. I'm not an opera fan, but I am definitely a "Dolores Claiborne" fan, so I'm curious to see how the story will work.

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