Michael Spyres Cancels At Chorégies d’Orange

By Francisco Salazar

Michael Spyres has canceled his participation in Chorégies d’Orange’s upcoming production of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.”

The festival announced that due to health reason Spyres would not be able to sing the role of Count Almaviva on July 31 and August 4. As a result, Ioan Hotea, will replace the tenor.

The Romanian tenor won the first prize in the Operalia competition in 2015 and has since performed at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where he sang Alfredo in the “La Traviata” and  Ernesto in “Don Pasquale.” He has also performed at the National Opera Bucharest, the Qintai Concert Hall Wuhan, Opéra de Paris, and the National Opera Bucharest.

Spyres recently performed at the Liceu in Donizetti’s “La Favorite” and at the Opéra Comique de Paris. He next performs at the Opera Philadelphia, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Wiener Staatsoper, and the Opernhaus Zürich.

“Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will also star Olga Peretyatko, Florian Sempey, Bruno De Simone, and will be conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti.