Deutsche Oper Berlin Announces Cast Change For ‘Die Fledermaus’

Die Fledermaus, Rosalinde

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced cast changes for its upcoming performances of J. Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus.”

The company announced that soprano Hulkar Sabirova will replace Rachel Willis-Sørensen in the role of Rosalinde for performances on Dec. 25 and Dec. 31 at 2 P.M. Meanwhile, soprano Jacquelyn Wagner will takeover the Dec. 31 performance at 7: 30 P.M. replacing Willis-Sørensen.

Sabirova recently performed the role of Elettra in Mozart’s “Idomeneo” at the Teatro Real de Madrid, Rosina in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Leonora in “Il Trovatore” at the Theater St. Gallen, among others.

Wagner recently appeared as Donna Anna in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Opéra National de Paris, Agathe in “Der Freischütz” at the Opernhaus Zürich, and Elsa in Wagner’s “Lohengrin” at the Salzburger Landestheater.

Willis-Sørensen goes on tour with Jonas Kaufmann in January and will sing the the role of Valentine in Meyerbeer’s opera “Les Huguenots” at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in February.

“Die Fledermaus” opens on Dec. 20 and also stars Burkhard Ulrich, Stephen Bronk, Jana Kurucová, Robert Watson, Alexandra Hutton, Thomas Blondelle, Hulkar Sabirova, Markus Brück, Annika Schlicht, and Attilio Glaser.