Angela Gheorghiu Tests Positive for COVID-19; Cancels First ‘Tosca’ at Metropolitan Opera

By Francisco Salazar

Angela Gheorghiu has tested positive for COVID-19 and has canceled the April 8 performance of “Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera.

In a social media post the soprano said, “as much as I eagerly waited to return tomorrow on one of my most beloved stages, the wonderful Metropolitan Opera, after an absence of 8 years also because of the COVID Pandemic that cancelled my 2020 performances at the Met, tonight I have tested positive for COVID. I have had a cold and flu symptoms for the last couple of days.” The soprano added that she has asked for medical advice and treatment and hopes to be fine for the second performance on April 12.

As a result, Liudmyla Monastyrska will sing the radio broadcast alongside Matthew Polenzani and Zeljko Lucic.