Opéra de Paris Announces New Cast Change for ‘Don Quichotte’

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Paris has announced a cast change for its production of “Don Quichotte.”

The company said that Marianne Crebassa has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. As a result, the role of La Belle Dulcinée will be played by Gaëlle Arquez.

Arquez was originally set to sing “La Cenerentola” at the Gran Teatre del Liceu but was replaced by Maria Kataeva to perform in Paris.

The mezzo is set to join a cast that includes Christian Van Horn, Gábor Bretz, Étienne Dupuis, Emy Gazeilles, Marine Chagnon, Maciej Kwaśnikowski, and Nicholas Jones.” Mikhail Tatarnikov conducts the new production by Damiano Michieletto.

Massenet’s “Don Quichotte” will run from May 10 May to June 11, 2024 at the Opéra Bastille.