Metropolitan Opera Announces Major Cast Change for ‘Don Carlo’

By David Salazar
(Credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Rafael Dávila is set to take the stage for Verdi’s “Don Carlo” at the Metropolitan Opera for the performance on Nov. 30, 2022.

The company made the announcement via social media. He will take over for tenor Russell Thomas.

This is the second time that Dávila takes the stage in this production. He also replaced Thomas back on Nov. 7, 2022.

He joins a cast that includes Angela Meade as Elisabetta, Peter Mattei as Posa, Günther Groissböck as Philip II, John Relyea as the Grand Inquisitor, and Yulia Matochkina as Eboli. Carlo Rizzi conducts the production by Sir. David McVicar.

Thomas is currently scheduled to return for the final performance, which is scheduled for Dec. 3, 2022.