Quinn Kelsey Withdraws from Paris Opera Productions

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera)

Update: Quinn Kelsey has provided a statement regarding his withdrawal from the Paris Opera productions. He said, “I have had to cancel my contracts this season at the Opéra National de Paris in order to welcome the arrival of my daughter, scheduled to ‘make her debut’ in February 2023. I love my work, but my family takes precedence during this time. I hope my fans will understand my position, and I very much look forward to my future appearances with the Opéra National de Paris.”

The Opéra de Paris has announced that Quinn Kelsey has withdrawn from his upcoming performances in “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “Il Trovatore.”

The company said, that the role of Il Conte di Luna in “Il Trovatore” will be played by Etienne Dupuis for all performances and the role of Enrico Ashton in “Lucia di Lammermoor” will be performed by Mattia Olivieri.

Dupuis recently performed the role of “Il Trovatore” at the Opera de Montreal while Olivieri is coming off performances of “Il Trovatore.”

Dupuis is set to join a cast that includes Anna Pirozzi, Judit Kutasi, Roberto Tagliavini, and Yusif Eyvazov while Olivieri will sing alongside Brenda Rae, Javier Camarena, Thomas Bettinger, and Adam Palka.

“Il Trovatore” opens on Jan. 21, 2023 while “Lucia di Lammermoor” opens on Feb. 18, 2023.

Kelsey is set to perform a revival of “Rigoletto,” “Aida” and “La Boheme” at the Metropolitan Opera this season.