Opernhaus Zürich Announces Cast Change for ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Toni Suter + Tanja Dorendorf)

Lisette Oropesa has canceled the June 12 performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Opernahus Zürich.

The soprano took to social media and wrote “Dear friends, I’m very sorry to share that I must cancel my participation in tonight’s performance of Lucia di Lammermoor. I have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case, and am feeling mildly symptomatic. This was a sudden and very unexpected development as I had been feeling fine up until last night. Even though I tested negative this morning, I have a very sore throat and do not feel well enough to sing. I certainly can’t risk singing a full performance under these circumstances and exposing my colleagues, family, and fans to further spread of the enemy virus. I hope to recover in time for my upcoming performances in Beaune and Munich. Again, I’m so very sorry for the disappointment.”

As a result, Sophia Theodorides will sing Lucia from the side stage, and Stephanie Lenzen will act the role onstage.

The two artists will join a cast that includes Massimo Cavalletti, Benjamin Bernheim, and Alexander Roslavets. Andrea Sanguineti conducts a production by Tatjana Gürbaca.