Conlon, who conducted the production, took the last-minute switch in stride and seemed thrilled with Makerov’s performance: “In my days in Germany, this happened all the time. You get super-calm, like an airline pilot. She was amazing.” Indeed, Makerov — whose appearance was so last-minute, the wasn’t time to fit her for a wig and she performed on stage in her naturally red hair — pulled the role off seamlessly. She received a cheering, standing ovation at the end of the night.
– LA Times