Opéra de Paris Announces Cast Change for Inauguration Concert

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Paris has announced a cast change for its inaugural concert.

The company noted that Diana Damrau is currently indisposed and has been forced to cancel her participation in the Inaugural Concert. As a result, she will be replaced by Jacquelyn Wagner, who will sing the parts of Alice Ford in “Falstaff” and the Marschallin in “Der Rosenkavalier.”

Wagner will join Sabine Devieilhe and Ekaterina Gubanova in the Strauss scene and Gerald Finley, Sabine Devieilhe, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Clémentine Margaine, Matthew Polenzani, Tobias Westman, Kiup Lee, Timothée Varon, and Aaron Pendleton.

The concert will feature scenes from Bizet’s “Carmen” with Clémentine Margaine and Matthew Polenzani, Golijov’s “Ainadamar” with Ekaterina Gubanova and Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Manuel De Falla’s “La Vida breve” and Britten’s “Peter Grimes.”

There will also be scenes from Adams’s “Doctor Atomic” with Gerald Finley and Wagner’s “Lohengrin.”

The Concert inaugural will be on Sept. 22 at the Palais Garnier and will be broadcast live on Sept. 22 on L’Opéra chez soiMedici.tv and Mezzo. The show will also be broadcast on Oct. 2 on France Musique.