Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Turandot’

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its March 2, 2024 performance of “Turandot.”

The company announced that Juliana Grigoryan will replace Aleksandra Kurzak in the role of Liu. The news comes as Kurzak will be performing “Madama Butterfly” on the same day following a cast change.

Grigoryan will now make her Met debut a few days earlier and will also perform the March 13, 2024 performance of “Turandot.” The soprano recently won the Operalia competition and has performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Comunale Alighieri, and the Dutch National Opera.

She is set to join a cast that includes Elena Pankratova, Seokjong Baeck, and Vitalij Kowaljow. Oksana Lyniv conducts.