Leonardo Caimi Makes Heroic Cameo In Opening Of ‘Les Vêpres Siciliennes’ At The Bayerische Staatsoper

The Bayerische Staatsoper announced that during Act five of its premiere performance of Verdi’s “Les Vêpres Siciliennes” tenor Bryan Terfel was substituted by tenor Leonardo Caimi.

According to the company, while Hymel acted the role, Caimi sang backstage. According to reports, Hymel suffered a bad cough that impeded him from being able to finish singing the performance.

Caimi recently performed “Les Vêpres” at the Oper Frankfurt and is currently starring in a new production of “Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci” at La Monnaie. He is also scheduled to perform “Tosca” at the Polish National Opera and “Turandot” at the Teatro Municipal de Chile.

Hymel is still scheduled to perform the final three performances of “Les Vêpres” alongside Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Erwin Schrott. The opera is also scheduled to return for the Munich Opera Festival in July for two performances with the same cast. Omer Meir Wellber conducts the full run.

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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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