Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change of ‘Lohengrin’

By Francisco Salazar

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

The company noted that Thomas Hall will sing in the final two performances as Telramund on March 28 and April 1. He will replace Evgeny Nikitin.

Hall performed on March 2, 5, and 21 making his Met debut. Hall made his European debut in 2011, singing Telramund at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, and it has remained in his repertoire. This spring, the heldenbaritone sings the role of The Dutchman in Staatstheater Karlsruhe’s production of Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman.”

Hall joins a cast that includes Piotr Beczala, Elena Stikhina, Christine Goerke, and Gunther Groissbock. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the new production by Francois Girard.