Vienna State Opera Finds Replacements For Dmitri Hvorostovsky

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The Vienna State Opera has announced a replacement for Dmitri Hvorostovsky in “Rigoletto” and “Otello.”

Baritone Dalibor Jenis will sing Iago in “Otello” next March while Paolo Rumetz will sing “Rigoletto” next May. The news comes as no surprise as Hvorostovsky is still undergoing treatment for a brain tumor and announced last season that he would be retiring from staged operas.

Jenis has performed at the Slovak National Opera throughout the past few years as well as the Arena di Verona and Zurich. This season he takes on the title roles of “Rigoletto” and “Macbeth.” He will also perform at the Teatro alla Scala and Deutsche Oper Berlin and Opera Australia.

Meanwhile, Rumetz is slated to perform Amonasro in “Aida” and Don Magnifico in “La Cenerentola” at the Vienna State Opera.

Hvorostovsky recently celebrated his 55th birthday in London and currently has no performances scheduled. His recording of “Rigoletto” will be released this year, which also stars Francesco Demuro and Nadine Sierra.

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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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