Semperoper Dresden Announces Cast Change for ‘La Traviata’

By Francisco Salazar

The Semperoper Dresden has announced a cast change for its production of Verdi’s “La Traviata.”

The company announced that soprano Nina Minasyan will sing the role of Violetta Valéry in the new Semperoper production of “La Traviata.” Minasyan will replace Adela Zaharia, who, to her and the Semperoper’s great regret, is forced to cancel her Dresden debut due to illness. The production is scheduled to open on Oct 2, 2022.

Minasyan recently performed the role of Violetta Valéry at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival and also opened the Wiener Staatsoper in “La Bohème” as Musetta. The Armenian soprano last appeared at the Semperoper in the 2018-19 season, when she made her Dresden debut in the title role of “Lucia di Lammermoor.”

The new production of Verdi’s middle-period masterpiece will be staged by Barbora Horáková Joly and also stars Liparit Avetisyan, Alexey Markov, and Patrick Vogel. Leonardo Sini conducts.