Opernhaus Zürich Announces Cast Change for ‘The Merry Widow’

Opernhaus Zürich has announced a cast change for its Feb. 16, 2024 performances of Lehar’s “The Merry Widow.” The company said that Anastasiya Taratorkina will take over the role of Valencienne replacing Katharina Konradi. Taratorkina will make her house debut. The soprano is a resident artist at  Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden and has performed at the International Hamburg Music Festival, Elbphilharmonie, the {…}

Staatheater Wiesbaden Announces Cast Change for ‘Rigoletto’

The Staatheater Wiesbaden has announced a cast change for its production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The theater announced that on May 9 the role of Gilda will be sung by  Anastasiya Taratorkina who replaces the originally scheduled Cristina Pasaroiu. Taratorkina is an ensemble member of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and has performed such roles with the company as  Sophie (“Der Rosenkavalier”), {…}

Anastasiya Taratorkina Eliminated from Queen Sonja Singing Competition Due to Double Citizenship

The Queen Sonja Competition has eliminated soprano Anastasiya Taratorkina because she is a double citizen of Russia and Germany. OperaWire has received official emails from the soprano in which the competition states that no person with a Belorussian or Russian passport will be allowed to participate. The email read, “This year’s regulations do not allow participants with Russian or Belarusian {…}