Jean-François Lapointe Replaces Dwayne Croft In ‘Dialogues Des Carmélites’

By Francisco Salazar

Jean-François Lapointe will sing the Marquis de la Force in the upcoming revival of Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” at the Metropolitan Opera, replacing Dwayne Croft.

The Met press office announced that Croft would no longer be singing the role and as a result Lapointe will make his Met debut.

Lapointe is a well-known Canadian baritone who recently performed the role of Hérode in Massenet’s “Hérodiade” and Rodrigo in Verdi’s “Don Carlo” at Opéra de Marseilles. He also portrayed the roles of Valentin in Gounod’s “Faust” and the title role of Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell” at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Later this season he is slated to return to the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Opéra National du Rhin.

Lapointe joins a cast that includes Isabel Leonard, Adrianne Pieczonka, Erin Morley, Karen Cargill, Karita Mattila, and David Portillo. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

“Dialogues des Carmélites” opens on May 3 and runs through the 11th with the final performance broadcast live in cinemas.