Nicole Car Replaces Diana Damrau In ‘Faust’

By Francisco Salazar

Diana Damrau has canceled her upcoming role debut as Marguerite in Gounod’s “Faust” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

The Deutsche Oper Berlin announced the news via Twitter and stated that due to illness Damrau would not be singing. As a result, Nicole Car will take over all five performances.

Damrau recently completed the first part of her “Verdissimo” tour, which is slated to continue at the beginning of July. She will also return to Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Nicole Car recently replaced Angela Gheorghiu at a Verdi gala in Berlin and is also slated to make her highly anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut in Puccini’s “La Bohème.” She will also perform in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

“Faust” is also set to star Bryan Hymel, Alex Esposito, and Etienne Dupuis. Jacques Lacombe conducts.