The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced a cast change for its new production of “Aida.”
The company said that Fabio Sartori will no longer sing the role of Radames due to illness. As a result, the role will be sung by Gregory Kunde on Jan. 31, Feb. 3, 9, and 12, 2023.
Kunde has sung the role of Radames at the Wiener Staatsoper, Cincinnati Opera, and Arena di Verona, among others. The tenor is currently performing in Nice for a production of “Fidelio.” This season he is also set to perform at the Teatro Regio di Parma and the Semperoper Dresden.
Kunde joins a cast that includes Krassimira Stoyanova, Ekaterina Semenchuk, and Vladimir Stoyanov. Michele Mariotti will conduct the new production by Davide Livermore. “Aida” will also star Vittoria Yeo, Luciano Ganci, and Irene Savignano in an alternate cast.