Pene Pati Replaces Jean-François Borras in Opéra Comique’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Mark Leedom)

Tenor Jean-François Borras has canceled his participation in the title role in Charles Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” at the Opéra Comique due to illness.

As a result, tenor Pene Pati takes over the role for the performances on Dec. 13, 15, 19, and 21, 2021. The replacement for the performance on Dec. 17 is yet to be announced.

Pati joins a cast that includes Julie Fuchs, Patrick Bolleire, Adèle Charvet, Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Jérôme Boutillier, Marie Lenormand, Yu Shao, Thomas Ricart, Arnaud Richard, Yoann Dubruque, Geoffroy Buffière, and Julien Clément. Laurent Campellone conducts a production by Éric Ruf.

Pene Pati is currently in the middle of a run of Verdi’s “La Traviata” at De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, where he is singing matinée performances on Dec. 8, 12, and 17, 2021 alongside Mané Galoyan and George Petean.

Borras is scheduled to go back to the stage for the performances of Bizet’s “Carmen” at the Théâtre du Capitole in January 2022.