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Last-minute Romeo steps in at Cincinnati Opera

Jun 27, 2019 - Cincinnati Business Courier

When Canadian tenor Frédéric Antoun withdrew as Romeo in Cincinnati Opera's "Romeo and Juliet" for personal reasons two weeks before rehearsals were to begin, artistic director Evans Mirageas knew he had a problem, WGUC reports.

"Romeo is a notoriously difficult role, and the opera isn't performed as often as the other warhorses, so the pool of singers who would know the role is small," Mirageas said. Besides that, there was no time to secure an artist visa for an international singer ...