Metropolitan Opera Announces Another Cast Change for ‘Aida’

By Francisco Salazar

The company said, “for all remaining fall performances of Verdi’s ‘Aida,’ the role of Amneris will be sung by Olesya Petrova, replacing Anita Rachvelishvili, who has withdrawn due to illness.”

The cancelation comes a few days after Rachvelishvili performed on Dec. 13. It is also the second cancelation for the mezzo this season after withdrawing from “Don Carlo.” 

Rachvelishvili’s cancelation also comes a week after Latonia Moore withdrew from the entire run following opening night.

Olesya Petrova opened “Aida” on Dec. 2 and has already performed three shows. She is now set to perform both the fall and spring runs.

The fall performances of “Aida” will run through Jan. 7 and will star Brian Jagde, Quinn Kelsey, Christian Van Horn, and Michelle Bradley. Paolo Carignani conducts.