Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘The Magic Flute’

By Francisco Salazar

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

The company noted that for performances between Dec. 29 and Jan. 5, the role of Monostatos will be sung by David Cangelosi, replacing Rodell Rosel.

Cangelosi made his Met debut in 2004 as Mime in “Das Rheingold” and has since performed in productions of “Andrea Chenier,” “Il tabarro,” “The Tales of Hoffmann,” “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Madama Butterfly,” and “Tosca.” He has also performed at the San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Cangelosi joins a cast that includes Matthew Polenzani, Hera Hyesang Park, Rolando Villazón, Kathryn Lewek, and Morris Robinson. Jane Glover and Patrick Furrer share conducting duties.