Opera San José Announces Casting Update for ‘Mozart & Salieri’

By Francisco Salazar

Opera San José has announced a casting update for its opening season stream “Mozart and Salieri.”

The company announced that baritone Simon Barrad will be joining the cast as in company debut as Mozart. Barrad has performed at Wigmore Hall, the Finnish National Opera, West Edge Opera, and the Marlboro Music Festival. He is also an avid Jazz musician.

The baritone will join Sidney Outlaw who will portray Salieri in Rimsky Korsakov’s opera based on Pushkin’s play of the same name. Donato Cabrera will conduct the production which is slated to be directed by Fenlon Lamb

“Mozart and Salieri” will be available via on-demand streaming beginning Sept. 30 and will be sung in Russian with Spanish, Vietnamese, and English subtitles.