Jorge de León Replaces Aleksandrs Antonenko In ‘Aida’

By Francisco Salazar

Jorge de León will sing Radamès in “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko.

The Met press office announced that De León will sing the role on Feb. 28, March 4, and March 7.

Antonenko was set to reprise the role he performed in the fall. He returns to the Met in March for a revival of “Samson et Dalila.”

De León made his Metropolitan Opera debut during the 2016-17 season in “Aida.” Of his debut, OperaWire said, “tenor Jorge de León’s instrument is a powerful one and it certainly rang through the Met with confidence and tremendous brightness.

The tenor is currently performing “Madama Butterfly” at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and is set to make his role debut as “Otello” in Malaga. He will also sing “Manon Lescaut” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

De León joins Sondra Radvanovsky, Olesya Petrova, and Quinn Kelsey. Plácido Domingo conducts.