Christine Goerke has canceled tonight’s performance of “Elektra.”
The Metropolitan Opera announced via Twitter that the due to illness she would not be able to sing. As a result, Sabine Hogrefe will take on the title role and make her Met debut.
Hogrefe is well known for her interpretation of Elektra, which she has performed in Detmold. She is well known for her performances in the title role of “Turandot,” Isolde in “Tristan und Isolde”, Brünnhilde in the Ring Cycle and the title role in “Katja Kabanova.” Sabine Hogrefe has covered for the Metropolitan Opera since 2013 when she was assigned the Dyer’s Wife in “Die Frau ohne Schatten.”
Hogrefe joins a cast that also includes Mikhail Petrenko, Elza Van den Heever, and Michaela Schuster. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts the performance.
Goerke is expected to return on March 17, 2018 for the final two performances.