|While Damrau has her newest child, |
Lucic will likely get a new Daughter for next year's Rigoletto.
Assuming the child is born in January, this likely means that the Met will need to find a new soprano to premiere their new Rigoletto, but of more pressing concern (in my opinion) is whether she will take on Willy Decker's challenging Traviata production in April. Will Damrau make her Met debut as Verdi's tragic heroine? It seems to be a rather ambiguous point as it is completely possible that she may be ready to come back to the stage 2 months after giving birth, but it is also possible that she may need a break. If she chooses the latter, then we will unfortunately be unable to witness one of the world's great sopranos take on one of the great opera roles of all time. But on the flip side, congrats to Diana and her husband on their next child!