Tareq Nazmi Joins the Cast Of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ At Wiener Staatsoper

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: © Marco Borggreve)

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced that bass Tareq Nazmi will take over the role of Bottom in the upcoming run of Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Nazmi will replace bass Matthew Rose.

Nazmi will join a cast that includes Lawrence Zazzo in the role of Oberon, Erin Morley as Tytania, Josh Lovell in the role of Lysander, Benedict Nelson as Demetrius, Margaret Plummer in the role of Hermia, Slávka Zámečníková as Helena, Peter Kellner in the role of Theseus, Szilvia Vörös as Hippolyta, Wolfgang Bankl in the role of Quince, Benjamin Hulett as Flute, Evgeny Solodovnikov as Snug, Thomas Ebenstein as Snout, and Clemens Unterreiner as Starveling. Théo Touvet will portray the role of Puck.

Simone Young will conduct the production by Irina Brook.

Tareq Nazmi recently performed the role of Banco in Verdi’s “Macbeth” at the Opera Vlaanderen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, among others. The bass is slated to appear in the role of Colline in Puccini’s “La bohème” in November 2020, before taking on the role of Don Fernando in Beethoven’s “Fidelio” in January 2021 at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will open on Nov. 4, 2020, and is set to run until Nov. 13, 2020.