(Credit: Lorenzo Poli)
Soprano Genia Kühmeier has withdrawn from the upcoming new production of Mozart and Da Ponte’s “Così fan tutte” at the Wiener Staatsoper due to the personal reasons, according to an official statement on the company’s website.
As a result, soprano Mariangela Sicilia will perform the role of Fiordiligi in what will be her Wiener Staatsoper debut.
Sicilia will join the cast that includes Mariane Crebassa in the role of Dorabella, Alessio Arduini as Guglielmo, Giovanni Sala as Ferrando, Julie Fuchs in the role of Despina, and Marco Filippo Romano as Don Alfonso.
Famed conductor Riccardo Muti will lead the performances of Mozart’s opera, with Chiara Muti directing the production.
Sicilia has recently performed the roles of Mimì in “La bohème” and Violetta Valéry in “La Traviata” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, role of Micaëla in “Carmen” at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival, and the role of Euridice in “Orfeo et Euridice” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, among others.
The soprano is also slated for a big Teatro alla Scala debut in June 2020, in the role of Contessa Olga Sukarev in Giordano and Colautti’s opera “Fedora.”