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Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’

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The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its opening night performance of “Florencia en el Amazonas.” The company said, “For tonight’s performance, the role of the Captain will be sung by David Pittsinger, replacing Greer Grimsley.” Pittsinger made his Met debut in 2017 as Le Bret in “Cyrano de Bergerac. The bass has performed the role of the {…}

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Teatro Regio di Torino Announces Cast Change for ‘La Rondine’

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The Teatro Regio di Torino has announced a cast change for its production of “La Rondine.” The company said that Oreste Cosimo will replace Rodrigo Porras Garrido in the role of Ruggero. Cosimo also took to social media, “Extremely excited to share my house & role DEBUT with you as RUGGERO at the Teatro Regio Torino! An incredible production by {…}

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Staatsoper Hamburg Announces Cast Changes for Several Productions

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The Staatsoper Hamburg has announced cast changes for several productions. The company said that for its production of Mozart’s “Die Entführung aus dem Serail,” Oleksiy Palchikov will sing the role of Belmonte replacing Dovlet Nurgeldiyev. Meanwhile, the role of Publio in Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” will be performed by Han Kim instead of David Minseok Kang. Finally, during the {…}

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces Cast Change for Verdi Requiem

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced a cast change for Verdi’s Requiem on July 11, 2023. The company said that Leah Hawkins will sing the soprano role, replacing Angel Blue. Hawkins added on her social media, “When your instincts tell you to pack a score, PACK it ! (It’s time for me get an iPad, I’ve fought long enough…. *eyeroll* {…}

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Teatro alla Scala Announces Conductor Change for ‘L’Amore dei tre re.’

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The Teatro ala Scala has announced a conductor for its production of “L’Amore dei tre re.” The company said that Michele Mariotti has withdrawn due to personal issues. As a result, he will be replaced by Pinchas Steinberg. Steinberg is a well-regarded conductor who has performed at the Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, San Francisco Opera, Paris Opera, Teatro del’Opera {…}

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Teatro alla Scala Announces Cast Change in ‘Andrea Chénier’

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The Teatro alla Scala has announced a cast change for its production of “Andrea Chénier” on May 6, 2023. The company said that Luca Salsi will sing the role of Carlo Gerard, replacing Ambrogio Maestri who is ill. Salsi also replaced Maestri in the opening performance on May 3. The baritone originated the Mario Martone production when it opened the {…}

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The Dallas Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Così fan tutte’

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The Dallas Opera has announced cast changes for its production of Mozart’s “Così fan tutte.” The company said that “due to illness, soprano Sara Gartland has withdrawn from the upcoming production of ‘Così fan tutte.’ She is expected to make a full recovery, as referenced in a statement made by the artist yesterday.” The company added, “it is also with {…}

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Opera de Liège Announces Cast Change for ‘Adriana ‘Lecouvreur’

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The Opera de Liège has announced a cast change for its production of Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur.” The company said that Anna Pirozzi will not be making her debut as “Adriana Lecouvreur,” as the soprano is reserving her role debut for Paris. The soprano also announced that she will be retiring the role of Abigaille in “Nabucco” after performing the opera {…}

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Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Announces Cast Change for Verdi Requiem

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The Teatro dell’Opera di Rima has announced a cast change for its Verdi Requiem on Feb. 15, 2023. The company said that due to illness, Elena Stikhina would not be able to perform. As a result, Eleonora Buratto will sing the soprano part.  Buratto, who is scheduled to perform with the company in June in a production of “Madama Butterfly,” has {…}