The Dallas Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Così fan tutte’

By Francisco Salazar

The Dallas Opera has announced cast changes for its production of Mozart’s “Così fan tutte.”

The company said that “due to illness, soprano Sara Gartland has withdrawn from the upcoming production of ‘Così fan tutte.’ She is expected to make a full recovery, as referenced in a statement made by the artist yesterday.”

The company added, “it is also with deep regret that mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong has also withdrawn, due to the necessity of minor surgery and subsequent time needed for a full recovery.”

As a result, Caitlin Gotimer, who recently completed her second year with the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, will take on the role of Fiordiligi. Completing the sister duo as Dorabella is Kayleigh Decker, a recent graduate of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Gotimer has performed the title role of Tosca and Fiordiligi in “Così fan tutte” at Arizona Opera. Decker joins Dallas Opera fresh off recent appearances as Isolier in “Le Comte Ory” at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Cherubino in “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

The new-to-Dallas production of “Così fan tutte” opens at The Dallas Opera on March 24 and runs through April 1, 2024.