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Opéra de Toulon Announces Cast Change for ‘Così fan tutte’

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The Opéra de Toulon has announced a cast change for its production of “Così fan tutte.” The company said that Laurent Alvaro will not be able to sing the role of Don Alfon due to illness. As a result, he will be replaced by David Bižić. Bižić is a baritone who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Tel-Aviv, {…}

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Cast Change Announced for Wiener Staatsoper’s ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’

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The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for performances of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” on Jan. 7 and 10, 2023. The company said that Stefan Astakhov will sing the role of Figaro replacing Boris Pinkhasovich. Astakhov, who opened the production on Jan. 4, has performed at the Wroclaw Opera, the Prague National Theatre, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and at the Lucerne {…}

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Wiener Staatsoper Announces New Cast Change for ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’

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(Credit:© Lena Fainberg) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a new cast change for its performance of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” on Jan. 3, 2022. The company said that Vasilisa Berzhanskaya will sing the role of Rosina replacing Patricia Nolz, who is ill. Berzhanskaya was originally set to perform the opera in September with the company but had to bow out. {…}

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Wiener Staatsoper Announces New Cast Change for ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’

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The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” performance on Jan. 3. The company said that Stefan Astakhov will sing the role of Figaro replacing Boris Pinkhasovich. Astakhov has performed at the Wroclaw Opera, the Prague National Theatre, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and at the Lucerne Festival. He is also an ensemble member of the Wiener Staatsoper. {…}

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Teatro Mayor Announces Cast Change for ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

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Credit: Juan Diego Castillo The Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogota, Colombia has announced a cast change for its production of “Le Nozze di Figaro.” The company said that Günther Haumer will no longer sing the role of the Count of Almaviva and will be replaced by Marcelo Guzzo. Guzzo has performed with the Teatro Mayor in a {…}

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Q & A: Tenor Freddie De Tommaso on ‘Madama Butterfly,’ His Inspirations & What He’d Like to Change About the World

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(Credit: CraigGibson) Originally having trained as a baritone, Freddie De Tommaso is an Anglo-Italian tenor from Tunbridge Wells who went from working in his Father’s High Street Italian restaurant to some of the great opera houses of the world. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and his star was launched when he won the Plácido Domingo Tenor Prize {…}