Stuart Skelton Cancels ‘Otello’ Performance

By Francisco Salazar

Carl Tanner is set to replace Stuart Skelton in “Otello.”

The Metropolitan Opera announced via social media that Tanner will sing the Dec. 28 performance replacing  Stuart Skelton, who is ill.

The performance will mark Tanner’s second outing in the title role. He previously replaced Skelton during opening night.

Tanner recently performed the role of “Otello” at the Savonlinna Festival and the Bolshoi Theatre. He made his Met debut in 2010 as Dick Johnson in “La Fanciulla del West” and has since performed leading roles with the company including Radames in “Aida” and Turridu in “Cavalleria Rusticana.”

The tenor joins Julianna DiGiacomo and Zeljko Luicic with Gustavo Dudamel conducting.

Skelton is expected to sing the final three performances of  “Otello” on Jan. 2, 5 and 10.