Pregnant Garanca cancels shows at Met, Covent Garden

VIENNA - Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca has cancelled performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera and Covent Garden in London because she is expecting her second child, she said on her website.

Garanca, who is 36, was to sing "Carmen" at the Royal Opera House in November and take on the role of Octavian in "Der Rosenkavalier" at the Met the following month.

However she will still perform in Verdi's "Requiem" at the Salzburg festival this month.

Garanca returned to the stage in March 2012 after the birth of her daughter in 2011.