Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Cast Change for ‘Macbeth’

By Francisco Salazar

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its production of “Macbeth.”

The company noted that Artur Ruciński has withdrawn from the title roles for performances set for July 14 and 18. As a result, he will be replaced by Craig Colclough on July 14 and George Petean on July 18.

Colclough is a well-known Macbeth who has performed the role at the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago while Petean has performed the opera at the Wiener Staatsoper to acclaim.

The two baritones join a cast that includes Ekaterina Semenchuk, Vitalij Kowaljow, and Evan LeRoy Johnson. Antonino Fogliani conducts the production.

Ruciński is set to return to the stage at the end of July for “La Boheme” at the Bayerische Staatsoper.