Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì and Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo in Puccini's La Boheme. (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Winter Surprises at the Met: A Star is Born and a Stunning Voice Returns

Perhaps what was most exciting about last week at the Met was that there was nothing conventionally “special” going on: no opening nights, no production premieres, no unusual repertoire, no debuts. The thrill derived from the combination of terrific performances and that staple of operatic drama, the late-notice cast change.

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