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Olga Peretyatko To Make Met Role Debut In ‘La Traviata’ On Tuesday

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.

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3 Responses

  1. Amazing performance. What for her was a ‘role debut’, was for the rest of us a magical trip to a sublime musical universe.

    1. It was her Met role debut. She has already performed the role around the world.

  2. I wasn’t at the performance yesterday but would have loved to see that. This was insane from her to take the role 6 hours before the performance, considering she didn’t know anything about Decker’s production (and had not sung Violetta for a year)!!! Few years ago, I had Alagna stepping in for Calleja in Faust also very last minute though he was singing Tosca the next day. I was at both performances and needless to say I gave him a standing ovation. So much respect for these artists. If I was Peter Gelb, I would cover Olga with flowers. Definitely going to her Lucia at the Met next year, it’s a no brainer now…

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