The Star It Was Made For Returns to Opera at the Met

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 19 November 2005]
The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Gounod’s “RomÈo et Juliette” opened on Monday without the star for whom it was created: the French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, who was to sing Juliette but was sidelined with a bad cold.