Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège Announces Cast Change for ‘Otello Ossia Il Moro di Venezia’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Daniil Rabovsky)

Tenor Sergey Romanovsky has canceled his participation in the title role of Rossini’s “Otello Ossia Il Moro di Venezia” for performances on Dec. 21 & 23 due to illness.

As a result, tenor Anton Rositskiy will sing the role, while Grégoire Lugué-Thébaud will act it on the stage. Rositskiy joins a cast that includes Salome Jicia as Desdemona, Giulio Pelligra as Iago, Maxim Mironov as Rodrigo, Pierre Derhet as Lucio, Julie Bailly as Emilia, and Luca dall’Amico as Elmiro. Maurizio Benini conducts a production by Emilio Sagi.

Rositskiy already jumped in for the ailing Romanovsky during the opening night on Dec. 19., and saved the performance. He has appeared at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Stanislavsky Theatre Moscow, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Ópera Nacional de Chile, among others.

Romanovsky is still scheduled to sing the final three performances in the run between Dec. 26 and 31, 2021.