Tamar Iveri will no longer be performing with Opera Australia when Otello comes to Sydney next month.
The news comes after Opera Australia were heavily pressured to remove the soprano when homophobic comments from her past surfaced.
Opera Australia released the following statement:
“Opera Australia confirms soprano Ms Tamar Iveri will not be performing in Otello.
Opera Australia has reached agreement with Ms Iveri to immediately release her from her contract with the company.
Ms Iveri and her husband have both made public statements in the last 48 hours with regards to comments attributed to Ms Iveri.
Ms Iveri has unreservedly apologised for those comments and views.
Opera Australia believes the views as stated to be unconscionable.”
Otello will be performed at the Sydney Opera House from Saturday July 5 until Saturday August 2.