Arnold Rawls Replaces Aleksandrs Antonenko At Metropolitan Opera

Arnold Rawls will sing the role of Calàf in tonight’s performance of Puccini’s “Turandot” at the Metropolitan Opera.

Rawls will replace the originally scheduled Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill.

Rawls recently sang Radames in “Aida” at Opera Australia as Don Jose in “Carmen” at the Bergenz Festival. He has also sung “Il Trovatore,” “La Wally” and Verdi’s Requiem. Rawls has performed with major companies including Des Moines Opera, Arizona Opera, Florida Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas. He is scheduled to debut Walther von Stoltzing in “Die Meistersinger” in late 2018.

Antonenko replaced the originally scheduled Marcelo Alvarez earlier this month. Antonenko is scheduled to perform on Nov. 4 through the 16.

Tonights performances stars Oksana Dyka, Maria Agresta and James Morris. Carlo Rizzi conducts the performance.

“Turandot” runs through the Nov. 16 with a second run scheduled for the spring.

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

2 Comments on "Arnold Rawls Replaces Aleksandrs Antonenko At Metropolitan Opera"

  1. Was Arnold Rawls ill as well? You could barely hear him, and the fact that he sang from the back part of the stage most of the time (like many other characters unfortunately) did not help. Never been so disappointed by an opera performance than by tonight’s Turandot at the Met.

  2. Was Arnold Rawls ill as well? You could barely hear him, and the fact that he sang from the back part of the stage most of the time (like many other characters unfortunately) did not help. Never been so disappointed by an opera performance than by tonight’s Turandot at the Met.

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