Opéra National de Paris Announces Cast Change for ‘Manon’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Zemsky/Green Artists Management)

The Opéra National de Paris has announced that Sofia Fomina has withdrawn from the title role in Massenet’s “Manon” due to the personal reasons.

As a result, Amina Edris will take over the opera written by Meilhac and Gille’s opera on performances scheduled for March 7, 13, 22 & 28, 2020.

Edris recently performed the role of Juliette in Gounod, Barbier, and Carré’s opera “Roméo et Juliette” at the San Francisco Opera, the title role in “Manon” at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, and the role of Fatime in Rameaux and Fuzelier’s “Les Indes Galantes” at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Edris joins the second cast in the new Vincent Huguet production which includes Stephen Costello, Ludovic Tézier, Roberto Tagliavini, Rodolphe Briand, Pierre Doyen, Cassandre Berthon, Alix Le Saux, Jeanne Ireland, Philippe Rouillon, Julien Joguet, and Laurent Laberdesque.

“Manon” opens on Feb. 26 with Pretty Yende also starring in the title role.