Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Announces Cast Change for ‘La Traviata’

By Francisco Salazar

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

The company said that Aida Garifullina will take over the role of Violetta replacing the originally announced Nadine Sierra.

Gariullina recently performed the role of Violetta with the Bolshoi Theatre as well as the Staatsoper Hamburg. She has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, and Staatsoper Berlin, among others. She is set to perform “La Boheme” at Staatsoper Berlin later this season.

The Russian soprano joins a cast that includes Francesco Meli and Plácido Domingo. Zubin Mehta conducts the production by Davide Livermore.

“La Traviata” opens on Feb. 12 and runs through Feb. 22, 2023.