Semperoper Dresden Announces Cast Change in ‘Don Giovanni’

By Francisco Salazar

The Semperoper Dresden has announced a cast change for its Feb. 27 performance of “Don Giovanni.”

The company noted that Iurii Samoilov will replace Peter Mattei in the title role.

The Ukrainian baritone has performed at the Bolshoi Theatre, Salzburg Festival, Rossini Opera Festival, and Oper Frankfurt, among others. He is well known for his interpretations of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Rossini, and Bellini, among others. This season he is set to make his Met debut in a production of “La Boheme.”

He joins a cast that includes Georg Zeppenfeld, Vanessa Goikoetxea, Joel Prieto, Anita Hartig, Markus Marquardt, Lawson Anderson, and Anke Vondung. Omer Meir Wellber conducts the production by Andreas Kriegenburg.

Peter Mattei is set to return to the production on March 6, 2022. The production runs through April 15, 2022.