Marina Prudenskaya Steps in For Anita Rachvelishvili in Opéra de Paris’ ‘Don Carlo’

By David Salazar
(Credit: Marina Prudenskaya Official Website)

Marina Prudenskaya is set to finish out the run of “Don Carlo” at the Opéra National de Paris, replacing Anita Rachvelishvili, who was originally scheduled.

This is the second performance that Rachvelishvili cancels of this run, following the Nov. 20 performance in which the mezzo sang the first two acts but withdrew halfway through to make way for Eve-Maud Hubeaux; Hubeaux sang the role in French while the rest of the cast performed in Italian.

Prudenskaya will join a that includes Michael Fabiano, Nicole Car, Étienne Dupuis, Vitalij Kowaljow, René Pape, and Hubeaux. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Prudenskaya is set to perform the role of Herodiade in the Staatsoper Unter den Linden’s “Salome” this December before heading to Leipzig for “Das Rheingold.” She is also set for productions of “Medea, “Il Trovatore,” “Parsifal,” “Die Zauberflöte,” and “Chowanschtshina” in both Austria and Germany.