Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Madore to Replace Injured Okulitch

Elliot Madore with his Don Giovanni score
We continue to monitor the progress of barihunk Daniel Okulitch, who suffered three cracked vertebrae and is confined to a harness after a horrific car accident in Los Angeles that also injured soprano Carin Gilfry. We contacted Okulitch directly who assured us that he expects to make a full recovery. We certainly join the chorus of his growing fans in wishing him a speedy return to the stage.

Okulitch will obviously not recover in time for his run as Don Giovanni at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis which opens next month, so the company has announced that Elliot Madore will replace him in the cast. Okulitch is a fan favorite in St. Louis, where he created the role of Willy Wonka in the world premiere of "The Golden Ticket" last year.

Performances of Don Giovanni will run from May 21 through June 25. Click HERE for additional cast and performance information. 

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  1. That's really too bad getting into an accident when one is about to do a performance. I wonder whose fault the accident was?

  2. Again, I know you care about female singers so much less than male ones that look good, but how hard is it to get someone's fach right? Carin Gilfry self-identifies as a MEZZO-soprano. Look, two seconds of research shows it as the very next word after her name in her bio on her website: