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UPDATE: Rain delay

UPDATE, July 27: Strathmore's power did not, in fact, return on Monday night. The "Traviata" has, accordingly, been moved to Sunday, August 1, at 4 p.m. The change in scheduling has meant a new tenor: Michael Fabiano, a veritable rising star (who, as one of the winners of the Met Auditions in 2007, was featured in the film The Audition), will replace Mr. Zhang.

As if Washington hadn't had its share of bad weather already this year, Sunday's storm knocked out power to Strathmore, and thus forced the postponement of a sold-out performance of "La traviata" presented by Opera International, a program run by the Organization of Chinese American Woman. The cast includes Jessica Stecklein, a local soprano, as Violetta and Yingxi Zhang, a former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist who has done well in small roles at the Washington National Opera, as Alfredo.

The performance will be held Monday night, July 26th at 8 pm -- assuming that power is restored by then.

In the meantime, here's young Zhang appearing with Domingo at a past WNO young artist concert in China:

By Anne Midgette  |  July 27, 2010; 11:45 AM ET
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well, there's a new baritone too! So, the two original lead male singers are out!

Posted by: genevieve2000 | July 28, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

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