Opéra de Paris Announces Cast Change for ‘Turandot’

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Paris has announced a cast change for its upcoming revival of “Turandot.”

The company noted that Adrian Timpau withdrew from production in the role of Ping. As a result, Mattia Olivieri will take over the role.

Olivieri has performed at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro del Maggio Musciale, Royal Opera House, Teatro Real de Madrid, and Bayerische Staatsoper. His repertoire includes the music of Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Gounod, Rossini.

The baritone is set to join a cast that includes Elena Pankratova in the title role, Guanqun Yu, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Vitalij Kowaljow, Carlo Bosi, Jinxu Xiahou, Matthew Newlin, and Sava Vemić. Gustavo Dudamel conducts the production.

“Turandot” is set to open on Dec. 1 and run through Dec. 30, 2021.