Jennifer Rowley To Replace Maria Agresta In ‘Il Trovatore’

Maria Agresta has canceled her performances of “Il Trovatore.”

The Met announced that due to illness the soprano was unable to perform. As a result Jennifer Rowley will sing the role of Leonora.

Rowley is due one performance of “Tosca” on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, and was covering “Il Trovatore.” Last season the soprano had a break out at the Met when she performed the role of Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac” alongside Roberto Alagna. OperaWire said, “the night belonged to Jennifer Rowley as Roxane.”

Rowley continues at the Met this season covering “Luisa Miller” and then “Tosca.” She makes her debut at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in the role of Leonora in “Il Trovatore.”

”Il Trovatore” is set to star Yonghoon Lee, Anita Rachvelishvili, Quinn Kelsey and Luca Salsi. Marco Armiliato conducts the run which is set to open on Jan. 22

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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.

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