How a Coloratura Soprano Saved the Met

Dana Chivvis [AOL News, 20 March 2010]
Two weeks ago, the Metropolitan Opera in New York found itself in a predicament. Ten days before the opening night of “Hamlet,” a French opera that had not been performed there for 103 years, the production had no soprano. Natalie Dessay, who was scheduled to perform, had fallen sick and had to cancel.