Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Elektra’

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its April 12 performance of Strauss’ “Elektra.”

The company noted that Rebecca Nash will sing the title role in the performance replacing Nina Stemme.

The evening will be Australian soprano Rebecca Nash’s Met debut as well as her role debut as Elektra. Nash has performed at the Seattle Opera, Arizona Opera, Calgary Opera, Central City Opera, and Wiener Staatsoper. Her repertoire includes the music of Puccini, Strauss, and Wagner.

Nash joins a cast that includes Lise Davidsen, Michaela Schuster, Stefan Vinke, and Greer Grimsley. Donald Runnicles conducts the production.

Stemme returns to the opera for the final two performances on April 16 and 20, 2022.