Michael Chioldi Replaces Quinn Kelsey in Two More ‘Rigoletto’ Performances at the Met

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced that baritone Michael Chioldi will sing the next two performances of  Verdi’s “Rigoletto” on Jan. 7 and 11.

The company noted that Chioldi will replace Quinn Kelsey, who is still set to perform the title role between Jan. 15-29

Chioldi sang the Jan. 4 show, his first Met performance in 25 years. OperaWire was there for Chioldi’s return to the New York stage and noted, that the baritone had triumphed in the title role.

Chioldi debuted with the company in 1996 in a production of “Andrea Chénier.” He also appeared in productions of “Carmen,” “Roméo et Juliette,” “Faust,” and “Madama Butterfly.”

The baritone will once again join a cast starring Piotr Beczala, Andrea Mastroni, Varduhi Abrahamyan, and Rosa Feola. Daniele Rustioni conducts.