Opéra de Paris Announces Cast Change for ‘La Vestale’

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Paris has announced a cast change for its June 15 performance of “La Vestale.”

The company said that Elodie Hache will sing the role of Julia replacing Elza van den Heever, who is ill. 

Van den Heever took to social media and said, “I am heartbroken to share the news that I will not sing this evening’s opening performance of La Vestale at Opéra de Paris. I suddenly fell ill, and hope to be back on stage for our next show singing for the amazing audiences in Paris. Wishing our incredible team an amazing opening night, and all the toi’s to Elodie Hache who steps into the role of Julia.”

Hache is set to join a cast that includes Michael Spyres, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Julien Behr, Jean Teitgen, and Florent Mbia. Bertrand de Billy conducts the new production by Lydia Steier.