Ludovic Tézier Takes over Final ‘Tosca’ Performance at Wiener Staatsoper

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pohn)

Ludovic Tézier will sing the final performance of Puccini’s “Tosca” at the Wiener Staatsoper.

The company announced that the French baritone will replace Erwin Schrott in the role of Scarpia due to an injury.

Tézier took over the first three performances of “Tosca” on Sept. 3, Sept. 6, and Sept. 9.

For the Sept. 11 performance, he will once again join Carmen Giannattasio in the title role and Fabio Sartori as Cavaradossi. Axel Kober conducts the legendary production by Margarethe Wallmann.

The baritone is currently in the middle of a production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” which opened on Sept. 5 and stars Pretty Yende and Frédéric Antoun. He has performed back-to-back shows throughout the run of “Tosca” and “La Traviata.” With the Sept. 11 performance, he will have performed three shows in a row.

This season Tézier will also sing productions of “Otello” and “Rigoletto” at the Wiener Staatsoper.

“Tosca” returns to the Vienna stage in December with a cast that includes Saioa Hernández, Francesco Meli, and Gevorg Hakobyan.