Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Another Cast Change for ‘Rusalka’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Bayerische Staatsoper official website)

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced that Nadia Krasteva will not be appearing in the role of the Foreign Princess in Antonín Dvořák’s “Rusalka” on July 18 & 20, 2021.

As a result, Russian mezzo-soprano Alisa Kolosova will take over the role. Kolosova is the second cast change for the role. Previously, Krasteva was announced as a replacement on July 2, 2021, taking over for Evgenia Muraveva.

Kolosova has previously performed at the Bayerische Staatsoper in the role of Maddalena in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” in 2018. The mezzo-soprano has also appeared at the Teatro alla Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Staatsoper Hamburg, Opernhaus Zürich, and Theater Basel, among others.

Kolosova joins a cast that includes Yajie Zhang, Ulrich Reß, Helena Zubanovich, Günther Groissböck, Dmytro Popov as The Prince, and Kristine Opolais in the title role. Robert Jindra conducts a production by Martin Kušej.