Houston Grand Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Salome’

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Gillian Riesen)

Houston Grand Opera has announced a cast change for its production of “Salome.”

The company said that Laura Wilde will now sing the title role, replacing Amanda Majeski.

Wilde is currently in a production of “Tosca” at Arizona Opera and will reprise the role at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis this summer. She recently made her Met debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Ellen Orford in “Peter Grimes.” She has also performed at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Scottish Opera, Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera, Opéra national de Paris, and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Wilde joins a cast that includes Ryan McKinny, Chad Shelton, Eric Taylor, Matthew Grills, Rafael Moras, Ricardo Garcia, Christopher Bozeka, Cory McGee, Daniel Noyola, Nicholas Newton, William Guanbo Su, Navasard Hakobyan, and Luke Sutliff.

The Houston Grand Opera production of “Salome” will be performed from April 28 to May 12, 2023.