The Gran Teatre del Liceu has announced a cast change for Puccini’s “Tosca.”
The company said that Vittorio Grigolo will sing the role of Cavaradossi, replacing Joseph Calleja, who has laryngitis.
Grigolo recently performed the role of Cavaradossi in Zurich and also sang productions of “La Bohème” in Vienna and “Il Trovatore” at the Liceu. He is set to perform at the Teatro alla Scala and Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.
Grigolo will sing performances on Jan. 10,14,17, and 20 and will join sopranos Sondra Radvanovsky on Jan. 17 and 20, Maria Agresta on Jan. 10 and Monica Zanettin on Jan. 14. Željko Lučić will perform on Jan. 10, 17, and 20 while George Gagnidze will perform on Jan. 14.
“Tosca” opens on Jan. 4 with Maria Agresta ad Michael Fabiano with Henrik Nánási conducting.