Opernhaus Zürich Announces Cast Change for ‘Roberto Devereux’

By Francisco Salazar

The Opernhaus Zürich has announced a cast change for its production of Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux.”

The company said that Elena Moşuc will sing the role of Elisabetta on Feb 17, 2023, replacing Inga Kalna, who is ill.

The performance will mark Moşuc’s first time performing the famed Donizetti role on stage. The soprano previously sang the role on Feb. 12 from the wings of the theater while Kalna acted out the role.

Moşuc is a legendary soprano who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Opernhaus Zürich, Teatro La Fenice, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Wiener Staatsoper.

She joins a cast that includes Konstantin Shushakov, Anna Goryachova, and Stephen Costello.  Enrique Mazzola conducts the new production by David Alden.

Kalna returns to the stage for the Feb. 22 performance of “Roberto Devereux.”