Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez has been forced to cancel all performances in Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of The Barber of Seville, running through Mar. 22, due to a throat infection caused by swallowing a fishbone, Lyric's general director William Mason announced. American tenor John Osborn will replace Flórez.
This summer, Osborn will debut at the Salzburg Festival as Romeo in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette opposite Anna Netrebko. Future projects include La Juive for the Netherlands Opera, L'Italiana in Algeri for the Teatro Comnunale in Florence and his first Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor for the Theatre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels.
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