Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Cast Change for ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Eloise Campbell)

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced that Aida Garifullina will not be performing the role of Susanna in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” on July 14 & 16, 2021.

As a result, soprano Sofia Fomina will take over the role. The soprano has performed at the Royal Opera House, Oper Frankfurt, Paris Opéra, and State Theatre of Saarbrücken.

Fomina joins a cast that includes Ludovic Tézier as Count Almaviva, Golda Schultz as Countess Almaviva, Emily Pogorelc as Cherubino, Peter Rose as Bartolo, and Alex Esposito in the title role. Ivor Bolton conducts a production by Christof Loy.

Fomina is a second replacement for the role of Susanna, as Garifullina previously replaced Rosa Feola. Garifullina returns to the stage for a  performance of Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Arena di Verona on Sept. 2, 2021.