Olga Peretyatko will sing the role of Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata” tonight at the Metropolitan Opera.
The Met announced the news via Twitter. According to the Met press office, Peretyatko would fill in for Carmen Giannattasio who is ill.
It will mark Peretyatko’s Met role debut in “La Traviata.” She has performed the role of Violetta at Baden-Baden, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Berlin and Lausanne. The soprano is currently in New York to revive Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” which she sang earlier this season.
Peretyatko made her Met debut in 2014 in Bellini’s “I Puritani” and has since performed the role of Gilda with the company. She is scheduled to revive Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” next season.
Giannattasio is scheduled to return on Friday April 14 for the final performance of Verdi’s “La Traviata.”
Tonight’s cast includes Placido Domingo and Atalla Ayan and will be conducted by Nicola Luisotti.