The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden has announced that soprano superstar Sonya Yoncheva has withdrawn from the January 10, 2020 performance of “La Bohème." This withdrawl is due to an unknown illness. Simona Mihai, who sang the role of Mimì back in 2017-18. Mihai is set to take on the role of Mimi to replace Sonya Yoncheva and then Musetta later in the run.
She will join a cast including Charles Castronovo, Aida Garifullina, and Gyula Nagi, among others.
Emmanuel Villaume conducts.
Sonya Yoncheva is expected to return for the subsequent performance on January 14, 2020.