Teatro Nuovo Announces New Date for Postponed ‘Maometto Secondo’

By David Salazar

Teatro Nuovo has announced that it will present “Maometto Secondo” on Nov. 2 at the Rose Theater in New York City.

The opera was set for performances earlier this summer in July at the Rose Theater at the Kasser Theater in Montclair, NY, but was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

“We are thrilled to be back at work with this re-mount,” said General Director William Crutchfield performance. “Thanks to a Herculean effort on the part of our staff, singers, orchestra, and donors, we have regrouped almost the entire ensemble that reached the eve of dress rehearsals in July. This is an opera unlike any other, and our public needs the chance to hear it interpreted in Teatro Nuovo’s unique style.”

The July performances of the opera were set to star “Maometto Secondo” was set to star bass Hans Tashjian in the title role, mezzo Hannah Ludwig as Calbo, tenor Nicholas Simpson as Paolo Erisso, and Canadian mezzo Simone McIntosh as Anna Erisso. OperaWire reached out to Teatro Nuovo’s publicists regarding the cast for this showcase.

Along with the “Maometto Secondo” performances, Teatro Nuovo also canceled performances of “La Sonnambula” in July. OperaWire also reached out to Teatro Nuovo’s publicist regarding these performances and will update this story with any updates from those interactions.