Staatsoper Berlin Announces Cast Change for ‘Turandot’

By Francisco Salazar

The Staatsoper Berlin has announced a cast change for its upcoming production of “Turandot.”

The company said that Anna Samuil will sing the title role on March 17 and 21 replacing Elena Pankratova.

Samuil made her Staatsoper Berlin debut in 2003 and has sin performed such roles as Donna Anna, Fiordiligi, Contessa, Tatjana, Mimì, Musetta, Adina, Micaëla, Elisabetta, Agathe, Rosalinde, Ariadne, and Elsa. She has also performed at teh Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Palau de les Arts, Salzburger Festspiele, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and Arena di Verona.

Samuil is set to join a cast that includes Jan Ježek, René Pape, Fabio Sartori, and Olga Peretyatko. Maxime Pascal conducts the revival of Philipp Stölzl.

“Turandot” opens on Feb. 24, 2023 with Pankaratova.