Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘La Bohème’

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Corey Weaver)

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its upcoming revival of “La Bohème.”

The company said that sopranos Sylvia D’Eramo and Leah Hawkins will be singing Musetta in the upcoming spring performances of Puccini’s La Bohème, replacing Kristina Mkhitaryan.

D’Eramo will join the cast on April 21, 24, and 28; and May 2, 6 (matinee), and 14 (matinee). Meanwhile, Hawkins, in addition to her previously scheduled performance on May 11, will also appear on May 17 and 20.

D’Eramo made her Met debut on New Year’s Eve in 2021 in a production of “Rigoletto.” She recently appeared in the company’s production of “The Hours.” Meanwhile, Hawkins has performed in the Met’s productions of “Porgy and Bess,” “Aida,” and “Suor Angelica”

The two sopranos are set to join a cast that includes Eleonora Buratto, Stephen Costello, Davide Luciano, and Alexey Lavrov. “La Bohème” opens on April 21 and will be conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Paolo Carignani.