Cast Change In Royal Opera’s ‘Tosca’

By Francisco Salazar

The Royal Opera House has announced a cast change for its production of “Tosca.”

The company announced that due to scheduling changes, the role of Mario Cavaradossi will be sung by Italian tenor Massimo Giordano on Feb. 22 and by Italian tenor Riccardo Massi on March 3.

Giordano made his Royal Opera debut in 2003 as Fenton in “Falstaff” and has since returned to sing Mario Cavaradossi in “Tosca” and Des Grieux in “Manon Lescaut” for the Company. He has performed with every major company including La Scala, Rome Opera, La Fenice, Metropolitan Opera, New York and the Lyric Opera of Chicago among others.

Meanwhile Massi made his Royal Opera debut in 2014 as Mario Cavaradossi in “Tosca,” and reprised the role with the Company in 2016. He made his operatic debut in 2009 as Radames in “Aida” in Salerno and has since at the Met, La Scala, Paris Opera and the Bayerische Staatsoper.

The two tenors join Martina Serafin and Marco Vratogna. Plácido Domingo conducts.