Festival d’Aix-En-Provence Announces Cast Change for ‘Le Prophète’

By Francisco Salazar
(credit: Kristin Hoebermann)

The Festival d’Aix-En-Provence has announced a cast change for its concert performance of Meyerbeer’sLe Prophète.”

The company said that Elizabeth DeShong will sing the role of Fidès replacing Anita Rachvelishvili, who was originally announced.

DeShong performs regularly at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Dallas Opera, and Royal Opera House. She has also performed with the North Carolina Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Canadian Opera Company.

The mezzo-soprano is set to join a cast that includes John Osborn, Mané Galoyan, James Platt, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, and Guilhem Worms.

Sir Mark Elder conducts the performances on July 15, 2023.