Lucas Meachem Set to Make Teatro alla Scala Debut in ‘Thaïs’

By David Salazar

Baritone Lucas Meachem is set to make his Teatro alla Scala debut in a production of
Massenet’s “Thaïs.”

Meachem will take over for Ludovic Tézier, who recently recovered from COVID-19, and was unable to participate in the production.

“I’ll be singing Athanaël in Thaïs, one of the most challenging (and rewarding) roles in the baritone repertoire,” the baritone noted via social media. “I hopped on a plane right after my final ‘Bohème’ performance in NY and started rehearsals for a new production by Olivier Py 😱  I’m shook! Years and years I kept my eye and my heart on this historic opera house and I’m ecstatic and so grateful I never stopped hoping.”

Meachem will be performing alongside soprano Marina Rebeka under the musical direction of Lorenzo Viotti. The run opens on Feb. 10 and runs through March 3, 2022.