Danielle Pastin To Play Nedda In Metropolitan Opera Matinee of ‘Pagliacci’

Aleksandra Kurzak has canceled today’s performance of “Pagliacci.”

The Metropolitan Opera announced via Twitter that Kurzak was ill and as a result, Danielle Pastin will be replacing her.

Pastin made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Masha in “The Queen of Spades” in 2011 and was also featured as Frasquita in the Met’s production of “Carmen” in 2012 and 2013. This season she will be featured in Verdi’s Requiem with The Dayton Opera and also with Distinguished Concerts International New York in Barcelona. She will also perform the lead role of Leila in Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” in her debut with Toledo Opera and will reprise the role of Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” with the Pittsburgh Opera.

This is the second cancellation for today’s matinee as Alessio Arduini bowed out due to illness. He will be replaced by Alexey Lavrov.

The rest of the cast remains the same with Roberto Alagna and George Gagnidze and Nicola Luisotti conducting. Ekaterina Semenchuck sings the lead in “Cavalleria Rusticana.”

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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 "Danielle Pastin To Play Nedda In Metropolitan Opera Matinee of ‘Pagliacci’"

  1. To heavy repertoire for her, should Ben more careful when choosing roles, but some people can t refuse MET

  2. Danielle was brilliant. She was perfect for the role. Beautiful voice. Audience reaction was over the top.

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