Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Medea’

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its production of “Medea.”

The company said that for the performances on Oct. 13 and 18, the role of Neris will be sung by Olivia Vote. Vote will replace Ekaterina Gubanova. 

Vote made her Met debut in 2019 in the role of Countess Ceprano in “Rigoletto” and is set to perform the Second Lady in “Die Zauberflöte” later this season. The mezzo has performed at the Cedar Rapids Opera, Opera Southwest, Atlanta Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Hawaii Opera Theater.

Olivia Vote is set to join a cast that includes Sondra Radvanovsky, Michele Pertusi, Janai Brugger, and Matthew Polezani. Carlo Rizzi conducts the production by Sir. David McVicar.

Gubanova returns to the production for the Oct. 22 and 28 performances.