French soprano Julie Fuchs has been removed from an upcoming production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at the Staatsoper Hamburg (State Opera, Hamburg). According to a statement issued on her Facebook page, Fuchs states that she was told that the production's artistic integrity could not be maintained with her in the role of Pamina because she is currently four months pregnant.
Fuchs reports that she and the theater were unable "to find a solution to accommodate this slight physical difference which did not negatively affect my vocal or artistic performance." She reports that her doctor states she is currently in excellent health.
Read Fuchs's full statement on her Facebook page by clicking here. Fuchs is currently slated to perform the role of Poppea in Monteverdi's "L'incoronazione di Poppea" at the Zurich Opera House in June.