Deutsche Oper Berlin Announces Cast Change for ‘Dinorah’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: © Harcourt – Paris/RSB Artists)

French baritone Florian Sempey will not be appearing in the concert performances of Meyerbeer, Barbier and Carré’s opera “Dinorah, ou Le Pardon de Ploërmel” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for performances on March 4 and 7, 2020.

As a result, baritone Régis Mengus will perform in his stead.

Mengus will join a cast that includes Rocío Pérez, Philippe Talbot, Seth Carico, Gideon Poppe, Nicole Haslett and Karis Tucker. Deutsche Oper Berlin Principal Guest Conductor Enrique Mazzola will lead both performances.

Mengus recently performed the role of Valentin in Gounod, Barbier and Carré’s opera “Faust” at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne and Escamillo in Bizet, Meilhac and Halévy’s opera “Carmen” at the The Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Métropole. He has also appeared in the role of Papageno in Mozart’s and Schikaneder’s opera “Die Zauberflöte” at the Opéra de Tours, among others. Mengus is currently performing the title role in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” at the Opéra de Marseille.

Florian Sempey is set to return to the stage for a production of Rossini, Scribe and Delestre-Poirson’s “Le Comte Ory” at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in March.