Covent Garden isn't the only venue to suffer from Anna Netrebko's tardy Faust cancellations. I was a little surprised that the ROH didn't contract Angela Gheorghiu to fill at least a couple of the holes - she is after all the only soprano who knows the production.
But it now seems Angela will get the chance to wield her jewels after all.
Unfortunately not as a sub for Anna Netrebko - at this stage, anyway.
No, tonight it's the Festspielhaus Baden Baden who will benefit from Angela Gheorghiu's miraculous powers.
After Anja Harteros pulled out at the eleventh hour from tonight's Verdi Gala, Baden Baden were left with a major problem. No other soprano could slot into the planned programme, meaning her duetting partner Johan Botha was forced to cancel as well.
Luckily, SuperAnge was able to fly in - complete with a different Verdi programme, a tenor partner (Zoran Todorovich) and and an amenable conductor (Ivan Repušić).