Andrea Carroll Withdraws From Final ‘Zauberflöte’ at Wiener Staatsoper Due to Illness

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

Soprano Andrea Carroll will not be performing in the final presentation of Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberflöte” at the Wiener Staatsoper, according to an official statement on the company’s website. The soprano has withdrawn due to illness.

In her stead, audiences in Vienna will get a chance to hear soprano Bryony Dwyer as Pamina. Dwyer will join a cast that includes Jongmin Park, Andreas Schager, Federica Guida and Rafael Fingerlos. The opera will be conducted by James Conlon, in a production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier.

Bryony Dwyer has recently performed in “La Bohème” in the role of Musette, both at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and the Wiener Staatsoper and Micaëla in Bizet’s opera “Carmen” at the Wuppertaler Bühnen Opernhaus, among others. Dwyer is also slated to sing the role of Persinette in the world premiere of Albin Fries’ opera “Persinette” at the Wiener Staatsoper on December 21.

Carroll is set to return to the stage for “Hänsel und Gretel” in the role of Gretel at the Wiener Staatsoper, which will open on December 27.