Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Announces Another Cast Change for ‘La Traviata’

By Francisco Salazar

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced a cast change for its Feb. 22 performance of “La Traviata.”

The company said that due to illness, George Petean will not sing the role of Giorgio Germont. As a result, Massimo Cavalletti will sing the role.

Cavalletti has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro alla Scala, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Zurich Opera House, and the Salzburg Festival. His repertoire includes the music of Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, and Donizetti.

The baritone joins a cast that includes Aida Garifullina and Francesco Meli. Zubin Mehta conducts the production by Davide Livermore.