Opernhaus Zürich Announces Cast Change for 2021-22 Season’s ‘Il Trovatore’

By Francisco Salazar

Opernhaus Zürich has announced a cast change for its fall performances of “Il Trovatore.”

The company announced that Agnieszka Rehlis will now sing the role of Azucena replacing Anita Rachvelishvili, who was forced to cancel due to pregnancy.

Rehlis is a Polish mezzo who is set to perform Amneris in “Aida” at Opera Australia, Savonlinna Festival, and the Teatro di San Carlo Napoli in the next season. She is also scheduled to join the Opernhaus Zürich for a new Ring Cycle and will perform in the Teatro Real’s upcoming “The Fiery Angel.” She has already performed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Polish National Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and the Estonian Opera.

Rehlis joins a cast that includes Piotr Beczala, Marina Rebeka, and Quinn Kelsey. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the production which opens on Oct. 24, 2021.

For more information on Zürich’s full 2021-22 season click here.