Maria Agresta Steps In For Anett Fritsch in Paris’ ‘Carmen’

By Francisco Salazar

Anett Fritsch has canceled another performance of Bizet’s “Carmen.”

The Opéra de Paris announced that due to health reasons, the soprano was forced to cancel the performance on May 11. As a result, the role of Micaëla will be performed by Maria Agresta.

This is the second performance Fritsch cancels. She previously withdrew from the May 8th performance and was replaced by Nicole Car.

Agresta is set to perform “Norma” at the Opernhaus Zurich and will also return to the Teatro Real in “Il Trovatore.”She recently performed “Anna Bolena” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and “Otello” at the Opera de Monte Carlo.

Agresta joins a cast that includes Ksenia Dudnikova, Jean‑François Borras, and Roberto Tagliavini.

Fritsch returns to the production on May 14 and sings through the 24, 2019.