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Totally Bummed

November 07, 2006

I’m totally bummed. Chris Pasles reports in the LA Times that Dawn Upshaw’s been diagnosed with breast cancer. On top of all the obvious reasons why this is sad, it also means that we won't get to hear her sing Kaija Saariaho’s new oratorio The Passion of Simone in January. I’m not sure if it will also affect the Vienna performances this month or the London ones next July.

In any event, here’s wishing her a speedy recovery. In the meantime, I'm going to think about one of my favorite Upshaw performances, from San Francisco Opera's 2004 staging of The Cunning Little Vixen. Get well soon.

Photo: Merkle/SFO 2004

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